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a long way

Definition of a long way

  1. :  a great distance <Their house is a long way (away) from here.> <She went a long way to see him.> —often used figuratively in various phrases <These changes will go a long way toward/towards making the system more efficient.> <We've done a lot of work already, but we have a long way to go.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  extending for a considerable distance

    :  having greater length than usual

    :  having greater height than usual :  tall

  1. :  for or during a long time

    :  at or to a long distance :  far

    :  for the duration of a specified period

  1. :  a long period of time

    :  a long syllable

    :  one taking a long position especially in a security or commodity market

  1. :  to feel a strong desire or craving especially for something not likely to be attained

  1. :  to be suitable or fitting

  1. :  a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

    :  an opening for passage

    :  the course traveled from one place to another :  route

  1. :  of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. :  away

    :  by far :  much

    :  very

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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