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



    BrE BrE//əˈlɒŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈlɔːŋ//
    , NAmE//əˈlɑːŋ//
    For the special uses of along in phrasal verbs, look at the entries for the verbs. For example get along with somebody is in the phrasal verb section at get.
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  1. 1  forward I was just walking along singing to myself. He pointed out various landmarks as we drove along.
  2. 2  with somebody We're going for a swim. Why don't you come along? I'll be along (= I'll join you) in a few minutes.
  3. 3  towards a better state or position The book's coming along nicely.
  4. Word OriginOld English andlang, of West Germanic origin; related to the adjective long.Idioms
    along with somebody/something
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     in addition to somebody/something; in the same way as somebody/something She lost her job when the factory closed, along with hundreds of others.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: along