Definition of along preposition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈlɒŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈlɔːŋ//
    , NAmE//əˈlɑːŋ//
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  1. 1  from one end to or towards the other end of something They walked slowly along the road. I looked along the shelves for the book I needed.
  2. 2  in a line that follows the side of something long Houses had been built along both sides of the river.
  3. 3  at a particular point on or beside something long You'll find his office just along the corridor.
  4. Word OriginOld English andlang, of West Germanic origin; related to the adjective long.
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