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Long vs. Lengthy — What's the Difference?

Long vs. Lengthy — What's the Difference?

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Long

Extending or traveling a relatively great distance.
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Lengthy

Of considerable length, especially in time; extended
A lengthy convalescence.
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Long

Having relatively great height; tall.
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Lengthy

Tediously long; drawn-out
A lengthy explanation.
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Long

Having the greater length of two or the greatest length of several
The long edge of the door.
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Lengthy

Having length; long and overextended, especially in time rather than dimension.
A lengthy text
A lengthy discussion
A laborious and lengthy process
She died last night after a lengthy illness.
They received lengthy prison terms.
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Long

Of relatively great duration
A long time.
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Lengthy

Speaking or writing at length; long-winded.
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Long

Of a specified linear extent or duration
A mile long.
An hour long.
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Lengthy

Having length; rather long or too long; prolix; not brief; - said chiefly of discourses, writings, and the like.
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Long

Made up of many members or items
A long shopping list.
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Lengthy

Relatively long in duration; tediously protracted;
A drawn-out argument
An extended discussion
A lengthy visit from her mother-in-law
A prolonged and bitter struggle
Protracted negotiations
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Long

Extending beyond an average or standard
A long game.
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Long

Extending or landing beyond a given boundary, limit, or goal
Her first serve was long.
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Long

Tediously protracted; lengthy
A long speech.
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Long

Concerned with distant issues; far-reaching
Took a long view of the geopolitical issues.
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Long

Involving substantial chance; risky
Long odds.
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Long

Having an abundance or excess of
"politicians whose résumés are long on competence" (Margaret Garrard Warner).
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Long

Having a holding of a commodity or security in expectation of a rise in price
Long on soybeans.
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Long

(Linguistics) Having a comparatively great duration. Used of a vowel or consonant.
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Long

(Grammar) Relating to or being the English speech sounds (ā, ē, ī, ō, ) that are tense vowels or diphthongs.
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Long

Being of relatively great duration. Used of a syllable in quantitative prosody.
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Long

During or for an extended period of time
The promotion was long due.
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Long

At or to a considerable distance; far
She walked long past the end of the trail.
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Long

Beyond a given boundary, limit, or goal
Hit the return long.
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Long

For or throughout a specified period
They talked all night long.
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Long

At a point of time distant from that referred to
That event took place long before we were born.
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Long

Into or in a long position, as of a commodity market.
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Long

A long time
This won't take long.
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Long

(Linguistics) A long syllable, vowel, or consonant.
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Long

One who acquires holdings in a security or commodity in expectation of a rise in price.
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Long

A garment size for a tall person.
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Long

Longs Trousers extending to the feet or ankles.
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Long

To have an earnest, heartfelt desire, especially for something beyond reach.
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Long

Having much distance from one terminating point on an object or an area to another terminating point usually applies to horizontal dimensions; see Usage Notes below.
It's a long way from the Earth to the Moon.
How long was your newborn baby?
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Long

Having great duration.
The pyramids of Egypt have been around for a long time.
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Long

Seemingly lasting a lot of time, because it is boring or tedious or tiring.
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Long

Not short; tall.
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Long

(finance) Possessing or owning stocks, bonds, commodities or other financial instruments with the aim of benefiting of the expected rise in their value.
I'm long in DuPont.
I have a long position in DuPont.
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Long

(cricket) Of a fielding position, close to the boundary (or closer to the boundary than the equivalent short position).
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Long

Landing beyond the baseline, and therefore deemed to be out.
That forehand is long.
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Long

(gambling) Of betting odds, offering a very large return for a small wager.
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Long

Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.
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Long

(archaic) On account of, because of.
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Long

(linguistics) A long vowel.
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Long

(prosody) A long syllable.
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Long

(music) A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.
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Long

(programming) A long integer variable, twice the size of an int, two or four times the size of a short, and half of a long long.
A long is typically 64 bits in a 32-bit environment.
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Long

(finance) An entity with a long position in an asset.
Every uptick made the longs cheer.
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Long

(finance) A long-term investment.
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Long

The long summer vacation at the English universities.
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Long

Longitude
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Long

To take a long position in.
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Long

(intransitive) To await, aspire, desire greatly (something to occur or to be true).
She longed for him to come back.
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Long

(archaic) To be appropriate to, to pertain or belong to.
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Long

(obsolete) To belong.
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Long

Over a great distance in space.
He threw the ball long.
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Long

For a particular duration.
How long is it until the next bus arrives?
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Long

For a long duration.
Will this interview take long?
Paris has long been considered one of the most cultured cities in the world.
She has known us as long as you
I haven't long to live.
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Long

Drawn out in a line, or in the direction of length; protracted; extended; as, a long line; - opposed to short, and distinguished from broad or wide.
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Long

Drawn out or extended in time; continued through a considerable tine, or to a great length; as, a long series of events; a long debate; a long drama; a long history; a long book.
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Long

Slow in passing; causing weariness by length or duration; lingering; as, long hours of watching.
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Long

Occurring or coming after an extended interval; distant in time; far away.
The we may us reserve both fresh and strongAgainst the tournament, which is not long.
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Long

Having a length of the specified measure; of a specified length; as, a span long; a yard long; a mile long, that is, extended to the measure of a mile, etc.
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Long

Far-reaching; extensive.
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Long

Having a supply of stocks or goods; prepared for, or depending for a profit upon, advance in prices; as, long of cotton. Hence, the phrases: to be, or go, long of the market, to be on the long side of the market, to hold products or securities for a rise in price, esp. when bought on a margin. Contrasted to short.
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Long

A note formerly used in music, one half the length of a large, twice that of a breve.
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Long

A long sound, syllable, or vowel.
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Long

The longest dimension; the greatest extent; - in the phrase, the long and the short of it, that is, the sum and substance of it.
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Long

To a great extent in space; as, a long drawn out line.
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Long

To a great extent in time; during a long time.
They that tarry long at the wine.
When the trumpet soundeth long.
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Long

At a point of duration far distant, either prior or posterior; as, not long before; not long after; long before the foundation of Rome; long after the Conquest.
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Long

Through the whole extent or duration.
The bird of dawning singeth all night long.
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Long

Through an extent of time, more or less; - only in question; as, how long will you be gone?
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Long

By means of; by the fault of; because of.
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Long

To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; - followed by an infinitive, or by for or after.
I long to see you.
I have longed after thy precepts.
I have longed for thy salvation.
Nicomedes, longing for herrings, was supplied with fresh ones . . . at a great distance from the sea.
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Long

To belong; - used with to, unto, or for.
The labor which that longeth unto me.
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Long

A comparatively long time;
This won't take long
They haven't been gone long
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Long

Desire strongly or persistently
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Long

Primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified;
A long life
A long boring speech
A long time
A long friendship
A long game
Long ago
An hour long
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Long

Primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified;
A long road
A long distance
Contained many long words
Ten miles long
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Long

Of relatively great height;
A race of long gaunt men
Looked out the long French windows
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Long

Holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices;
Is long on coffee
A long position in gold
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Long

Of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot')
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Long

Used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration
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Long

Involving substantial risk;
Long odds
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Long

(of memory) having greater than average range;
A long memory especially for insults
A tenacious memory
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Long

Planning prudently for the future;
Large goals that required farsighted policies
Took a long view of the geopolitical issues
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Long

Having or being more than normal or necessary:
Long on brains
In long supply
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Long

For an extended time or at a distant time;
A promotion long overdue
Something long hoped for
His name has long been forgotten
Talked all night long
How long will you be gone?
Arrived long before he was expected
It is long after your bedtime
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Long

For an extended distance
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