noun (1)
\ ˈlənj How to pronounce longe (audio) , ˈlōⁿzh, ˈläⁿzh, ˈlänj \
variants: or lunge
plural -s

Definition of longe

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a long rein or strap used to lead or guide a horse in training

called also longeing rein

\ ˈlənj How to pronounce longe (audio) , ˈlōⁿzh, ˈläⁿzh, ˈlänj \
variants: or lunge
longed or lunged; longed or lunged; longeing or lunging; longes or lunges

Definition of longe (Entry 2 of 3)

: to guide or exercise (a horse) by means of a longe


noun (2)
\ ˈlənj How to pronounce longe (audio) , ˈlänj \
plural -s

Definition of longe (Entry 3 of 3)

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History and Etymology for longe

Noun (1)

French longe, from Old French, from feminine of lonc long, from Latin longus

Noun (2)

by shortening & alteration

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“Longe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longe. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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