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along - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'along' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Along
- (Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)
2 . Along [ adv.]
- By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.
- In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
- In company; together.
3 . Along [ prep.]
- By the length of, as distinguished from across.

Meaning of 'along' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . along [ r]
Meaning (1):
- in addition (usually followed by `with')
Example in sentence:
  • along with the package came a bill;
  • consider the advantages along with the disadvantages;
  • we sent them food and some clothing went along in the package
Meaning (2):
- in line with a length or direction (often followed by `by' or `beside')
Example in sentence:
  • cottages along by the river;
  • pass the word along;
  • ran along beside me
Meaning (3):
- to a more advanced state
Example in sentence:
  • getting along in years;
  • hurrying their education along;
  • the work is moving along;
  • well along in their research
Meaning (4):
- in accompaniment or as a companion
Example in sentence:
  • his little sister came along to the movies;
  • I brought my camera along;
  • working along with his father
Meaning (5):
- with a forward motion
Example in sentence:
  • march on;
  • move along;
  • the circus traveled on to the next city;
  • the horse trotted along at a steady pace;
  • we drove along admiring the view