[lawng-boh, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌboʊ, ˈlɒŋ-/
a large drawn by hand, as that used by English archers from the 12th to the 16th centuries.
draw the longbow, to exaggerate in telling stories; overstate something:
He’s sure to draw the longbow on the size of his catch of fish.
a large powerful hand-drawn bow, esp as used in medieval England
also long-bow, the characteristic medieval English weapon, c.1500, from long (adj.) + bow (n.1).
noun, Track and Field. 1. a participant in the long jump.
[lawng-leef, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌlif, ˈlɒŋ-/ noun 1. an American pine, Pinus palustris, valued as a source of turpentine and for its timber. 2. the wood of this tree. /ˈlɒŋˌliːf/ noun 1. a North American pine tree, Pinus palustris, with long needle-like leaves and orange-brown bark: the most important timber tree of the southeastern US
- Long lease
noun 1. (in England and Wales) a lease, originally for a period of over 21 years, on a whole house of low rent and ratable value, which is the occupants’ only or main residence. The leaseholder is entitled to buy the freehold, claim an extension of 50 years, or become a statutory tenant
- Longleat house
/ˈlɒŋliːt/ noun 1. an Elizabethan mansion near Warminster in Wiltshire, built (from 1568) by Robert Smythson for Sir John Thynne; the grounds, landscaped by Capability Brown, now contain a famous safari park