long·​time | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˈtīm How to pronounce longtime (audio) \

Definition of longtime

: having been so for a long time : long-standing a longtime friend a longtime friendship

Examples of longtime in a Sentence

the longtime chairman of the committee longtime residents of the neighborhood

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Fearful or not, longtime residents know to expect them each year. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, "Fish flies swarm St. Clair Shores, other lakeside communities across metro Detroit," 21 June 2019 Linda Giannecchini, a longtime executive with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, died Tuesday of natural causes at her home in San Francisco. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, "Linda Giannecchini, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Exec, Dies at 70," 15 June 2019 Dorothy Morgan didn’t see what all the fuss was about when staff at The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills threw a party for her 100th birthday June 6, and her family had a party of its own for the humble former longtime Hinsdale resident. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, "Longtime former Hinsdale resident celebrates 100th birthday at The Birches Assisted Living," 14 June 2019 The community raised $50,000 and, with a matching gift from longtime city residents the late Otto and Mable Mahler, the Berea Historical Society was able to purchase the house in 1975. Rich Heileman, cleveland.com, "Berea’s Old Stone House still in limbo: Around The Town," 14 June 2019 The scar reverse mortgage failures leave on neighborhoods can be seen on a drive through Chicago’s South Side with longtime resident and community organizer Pat DeBonnett. USA Today, "Seniors were sold a risk-free retirement with reverse mortgages. Now they face foreclosure.," 12 June 2019 In related news, longtime ASCAP executive and songwriter advocate Mike Sistad has been promoted to vice president. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "ASCAP Nashville VP Michael Martin to Exit," 11 June 2019 But longtime residents and businesses are happy Residents and business owners in Parramore told The Enquirer the stadium brought opportunity. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Takeaways we learned from a visit to Orlando MLS stadium/community just like FC Cincinnati's," 9 June 2019 Shanahan’s performance on the global stage could influence whether President Donald Trump elevates the longtime Boeing executive from his uncertain status as interim Pentagon leader to be the administration’s nominee to replace Jim Mattis. Robert Burns, The Seattle Times, "New Pentagon chief makes global debut with status uncertain," 11 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of longtime

1851, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of longtime

: having been something specified for many years

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