through, on, beside, over, or parallel to the length or direction of; from one end to the other of:
to walk along a highway; to run a border along a shelf.
during; in the course of:
somewhere along the way i lost my hat.
in conformity or accordance with:
i plan to revise the article along the lines suggested.
by the length; lengthwise; parallel to or in a line with the length or direction:
he ran along beside me.
with a progressive motion; onward:
the police ordered the line to move along.
(of time) some way on:
along toward evening.
in company; in agreement (usually followed by with):
i’ll go along with you. he planned the project along with his -ssociates.
as a companion; with one:
she took her brother along.
from one person or place to another:
the order was p-ssed along from the general to the captain and from the captain to a private.
at or to an advanced place or state:
work on the new ship is quite far along.
as an accompanying item; on hand:
bring along your umbrella.
along of, chiefly southern u.s. and british dialect.
owing to; because of:
we weren’t invited, along of your rudeness.
in company with:
you come along of me to the store.
get along. (def 36).
all along, all the time; throughout:
i knew all along that it was a lie.
be along, informal. to arrive at a place; come:
they should be along soon.
over or for the length of, esp in a more or less horizontal plane: along the road
continuing over the length of some specified thing
in accompaniment; together with some specified person or people: he says he’d like to come along
forward: the horse trotted along at a steady pace
to a more advanced state: he got the work moving along
along with, accompanying; together with: consider the advantages along with the disadvantages
old english andlang “entire, continuous; extended; all day long; alongside of,” from and- “opposite, against” (from proto-germanic -andi-, -anda-, from pie -anti “against,” locative singular of -ant- “front, forehead;” see ante) + lang “long” (see long (adj.)). sense extended to “through the whole length of.”
from the start, throughout, from end to end, as in i’ve known he was innocent all along. [ c. 1600 ]
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along in years
along the lines of
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- All along the line
also, all the way down the line . at every point, stage, or moment. for example, we’ve had problems with this supplier all along the line , or he’s been very helpful all the way down the line . the line originally referred to a row of troops, but the expression has been used figuratively […]
able to do many things; versatile: an all-around player. broadly applicable; not specialized: an all-around education. inclusive; comprehensive; complete: an all-around failure. contemporary examples as all-around marvelous as motherhood and apple pie; pretty much everyone is theoretically in favor. how product labeling killed some truly righteous weed and might even raise your hospital bill megan […]
- All at sea
see: at sea
- All bases
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- All best
of the highest quality, excellence, or standing: the best work; the best students. most advantageous, suitable, or desirable: the best way. largest; most: the best part of a day. most excellently or suitably; with most advantage or success: an opera role that best suits her voice. in or to the highest degree; most fully (usually […]