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along

EN[əˈlɒŋ] [əˈlɔŋ] [əˈlɑŋ]
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  • Along may refer to:
  • Along, Arunachal Pradesh, a town in India
  • Along Airport, an airport in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India
  • Along people, a Chinese ethnic group

    Definition of along in English Dictionary

  • AdverbSUF-long
    1. In company; together.
      1. I am going to the store. Do you want to come along? ‎
    2. Onward, forward, with progressive action.
      1. I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.
  • Preposition
    1. By the length of; in a line with the length of; lengthwise next to.
      1. They were waiting for me in the drawing-room, which is a very large room, stretching along the entire front of the house, with three long windows reaching down to the floor
    2. In a line with, with a progressive motion on; onward on; forward on.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Captain Simon Katich (35 off 26) swiped three legside sixes to keep the scoreboard ticking along until he was dismissed right at the halfway point of the innings to leave NSW at 5-67.
        • Andrew Caccioppoli, another former manager at Janney’s stock-loan desk, had been indicted previously but was reindicted along with his sister, Donna Macli, and her husband, Thomas Macli.
        • Orioles, along with grackles, blackbirds, meadowlarks, and oropendolas, belong to a family called the Icteridae, which are found only in the New World.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Along the way, over the last 17 years, the band’s stature has evolve from guildlike obscurity to best-kept secrecy to a sort of aw-shucks pre-eminence.
        • Along with Kabuki theater and ukiyoe woodblock prints, taiko is one of Japan’s most popular and respected art forms in the West.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • I can't get out of this notion that she may have known all along.
        • James thought it was cruel for the fraternity members to make the pledge think his father had died suddenly and refused to play along.
        • If you ever visit the bamboo gardens, I'd like to tag along.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adverbs
        • Uncomparable adverbs
        • Prepositions
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        1. en alongside
        2. en alongst
        3. en alongest
        4. en along of
        5. en along with
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        Meaning of along for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "along" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a preposition.
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