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a•long



Pronunciation: (u-lông', u-long'), [key]
prep.
1. 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.
2. during; in the course of: Somewhere along the way I lost my hat.
3. in conformity or accordance with: I plan to revise the article along the lines suggested.

adv.
1. by the length; lengthwise; parallel to or in a line with the length or direction: He ran along beside me.
2. with a progressive motion; onward: The police ordered the line to move along.
3. (of time) some way on: along toward evening.
4. in company; in agreement (usually fol. by with): I'll go along with you. He planned the project along with his associates.
5. as a companion; with one: She took her brother along.
6. from one person or place to another: The order was passed along from the general to the captain and from the captain to a private.
7. at or to an advanced place or state: Work on the new ship is quite far along.
8. as an accompanying item; on hand: Bring along your umbrella.
9. all along, all the time; throughout: I knew all along that it was a lie.
10. along of, Chiefly Southern U.S. and Brit. Dial.
a. owing to; because of: We weren't invited, along of your rudeness.
b. in company with: You come along of me to the store.
11. be along, Informal.to arrive at a place; come: They should be along soon.
12. get along. See get (def. 33).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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