Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Long-armed adjective Having long arms; as, the long-armed ape or gibbon.

Long-breathed adjective Having the power of retaining the breath for a long time; long-winded.

Long-drawn adjective Extended to a great length.

The cicadæ hushed their long-drawn , ear- splitting strains.
G. W. Cable.

Long-horned adjective (Zoology) [ Obsolete] Having a long horn or horns; as, a long-horned goat, or cow; having long antennæ, as certain beetles ( Longicornia ).

Long-lived adjective Having a long life; having constitutional peculiarities which make long life probable; lasting long; as, a long-lived tree; they are a longlived family; long-lived prejudices.

Long-sight noun Long- sightedness. Good.

Long-sighted adjective
1. Able to see objects at a great distance; hence, having great foresight; sagacious; farseeing.

2. Able to see objects distinctly at a distance, but not close at hand; hypermetropic.

Long-sightedness noun
1. The state or condition of being long-sighted; hence, sagacity; shrewdness.

2. (Medicine) See Hypermetropia .

Longanimity noun [ Latin longanimitas ; longus long + animus mind: confer French longanimité .] Disposition to bear injuries patiently; forbearance; patience. Jer. Taylor.

Longbeak noun (Zoology) The American redbellied snipe ( Macrorhamphus scolopaceus ); -- called also long-billed dowitcher .

Longboat noun (Nautical) Formerly, the largest boat carried by a merchant vessel, corresponding to the launch of a naval vessel.

Longbow noun The ordinary bow, not mounted on a stock; -- so called in distinction from the crossbow when both were used as weapons of war. Also, sometimes, such a bow of about the height of a man, as distinguished from a much shorter one.

To draw the longbow , to tell large stories.

Longe noun [ Abbrev. from allonge . See Lunge .]


1. A thrust. See Lunge . Smollett.

2. The training ground for a horse. Farrow.

Longe noun (Zoology) Same as 4th Lunge .

Longer noun One who longs for anything.

Longeval adjective Long-loved; longevous. [ R.] Pope.

Longevity noun [ Latin longaevitas . See Longevous .] Long duration of life; length of life.

The instances of longevity are chiefly amongst the abstemious.
Arbuthnot.

Longevous adjective [ Latin longaevus ; longus long + aevum lifetime, age. See Long , and Age .] Living a long time; of great age. Sir T. Browne.

Longhand noun The written characters used in the common method of writing; -- opposed to shorthand .

Longheaded adjective Having unusual foresight or sagacity. -- Long"-head`ed*ness , noun

Longhorn noun (Zoology) A long-horned animal, as a cow, goat, or beetle. See Long- horned .

Longicorn adjective [ Latin longus long + cornu horn: confer French longicorne .] (Zoology) Long-horned; pertaining to the Longicornia. -- noun One of the Longicornia.

Longicornia noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin longus long + cornu horn.] (Zoology) A division of beetles, including a large number of species, in which the antennæ are very long. Most of them, while in the larval state, bore into the wood or beneath the bark of trees, and some species are very destructive to fruit and shade trees. See Apple borer , under Apple , and Locust beetle , under Locust .

Longilateral adjective [ Latin longus long + lateralis lateral, from latus side.] Having long sides; especially, having the form of a long parallelogram.

Nineveh . . . was of a longilateral figure, ninety-five furlongs broad, and a hundred and fifty long.
Sir T. Browne.

Longiloquence noun [ Latin langus long + loquentia a talking.] Long- windedness.

American longiloquence in oratory.
Fitzed. Hall.

Longimanous adjective [ Latin longus long + manus hand.] Having long hands. Sir T. Browne.

Longimetry noun [ Latin longus long + -metry : confer French longimétrie .] The art or practice of measuring distances or lengths. Cheyne.

Longing noun An eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration.

Put on my crown; I have
immortal longings in me.
Shak.

Longingly adverb With longing. Dryden.

Longinquity noun [ Latin longinquitas , from longinquus extensive, remote, from longus long.] Greatness of distance; remoteness. [ R.] Barrow.

Longipalp noun [ French longipalpe , from Latin longus long + French palpe a feeler, a palp.] (Zoology) One of a tribe of beetles, having long maxillary palpi.

Longipennate adjective [ Latin longus long + English pennate .] (Zoology) Having long wings, or quills.

Longipennes noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin longus long + penna wing.] (Zoology) A group of longwinged sea birds, including the gulls, petrels, etc.

Longipennine adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Longipennes; longipennate.

Longiroster noun ; plural Latin Longirostres , English Longirosters . [ Latin longus long + rostrum beak: confer French longirostre .] (Zoology) One of the Longirostres.

Longirostral adjective (Zoology) Having a long bill; of or pertaining to the Longirostres.

Longirostres noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin longus long + rostrum beak.] (Zoology) A group of birds characterized by having long slender bills, as the sandpipers, curlews, and ibises. It is now regarded as an artificial division.

Longish adjective Somewhat long; moderately long.

Longitude noun [ French, from Latin longitudo , from longus long.]
1. Length; measure or distance along the longest line; -- distinguished from breadth or thickness ; as, the longitude of a room; rare now, except in a humorous sense. Sir H. Wotton.

The longitude of their cloaks.
Sir. W. Scott.

Mine [ shadow] spindling into longitude immense.
Cowper.

2. (Geology) The arc or portion of the equator intersected between the meridian of a given place and the meridian of some other place from which longitude is reckoned, as from Greenwich, England, or sometimes from the capital of a country, as from Washington or Paris. The longitude of a place is expressed either in degrees or in time; as, that of New York is 74° or 4 h. 56 min. west of Greenwich.

3. (Astron.) The distance in degrees, reckoned from the vernal equinox, on the ecliptic, to a circle at right angles to the ecliptic passing through the heavenly body whose longitude is designated; as, the longitude of Capella is 79°.

Geocentric longitude (Astron.) , the longitude of a heavenly body as seen from the earth. -- Heliocentric longitude , the longitude of a heavenly body, as seen from the sun's center. -- Longitude stars , certain stars whose position is known, and the data in regard to which are used in observations for finding the longitude, as by lunar distances.

Longitudinal adjective [ Confer French longitudinal .]
1. Of or pertaining to longitude or length; as, longitudinal distance.

2. Extending in length; in the direction of the length; running lengthwise, as distinguished from transverse ; as, the longitudinal diameter of a body. Cheyne.

Longitudinal noun A railway sleeper lying parallel with the rail.

Longitudinally adverb In the direction of length.

Longlegs noun (Zoology) A daddy longlegs.

Longly adverb
1. With longing desire. [ Obsolete] Shak.

2. For a long time; hence, wearisomely.

Longmynd rocks (Geol.) The sparingly fossiliferous conglomerates, grits, schists, and slates of Great Britain, which lie at the base of the Cambrian system; -- so called, because typically developed in the Longmynd Hills, Shropshire.

Longness noun Length.

Longnose noun (Zoology) The European garfish.

Longshanks noun (Zoology) The stilt.

Longshore adjective [ Abbrev. from alongshore .] Belonging to the seashore or a seaport; along and on the shore. " Longshore thieves." R. Browning.

Longshoreman noun ; plural Longshoremen . [ Abbrev. from alongshoreman .] One of a class of laborers employed about the wharves of a seaport, especially in loading and unloading vessels.