a long way

Definition of a long way

: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

long play
  1. : extending for a considerable distance

  2. : having greater length than usual

  3. : having greater height than usual : tall

  1. : for or during a long time

  2. : at or to a long distance : far

  3. : for the duration of a specified period

  1. : a long period of time

  2. : a long syllable

  3. : 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

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

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : the course traveled from one place to another : route

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

  1. : by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very


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