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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
        • An additional large triangular flaplike appendage at the rear of the head is thickened along its margin.
        • What does he think, that we're setting him up, that he'll ease his truck along the dirt road, high-center it in a rut, and then get jumped and die defending his pizzas?
        • Well, I must be running along now or I'll be late for supper.
      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
        • She's been telling me for ages that she wants to meet up, but won't give me a date. I'm convinced she's stringing me along.
        • She didn’t have a lot of money, but she had enough to get 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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