Definition of come a long way
- He's come a long way from his days as a young reporter. Now he's one of the country's most respected journalists.
- Medicine has come a long way in recent years.
: extending for a considerable distance
: having greater length than usual
: having greater height than usual : tall
: for or during a long time
: at or to a long distance : far
: for the duration of a specified period
: a long period of time
: a long syllable
: one taking a long position especially in a security or commodity market
: to feel a strong desire or craving especially for something not likely to be attained
: to be suitable or fitting
: a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place
: an opening for passage
: the course traveled from one place to another : route
: of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route
: by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far
: by far : much
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