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1. (of drinks) containing a large quantity of nonalcoholic beverage
2. Prosody
a. denoting a vowel of relatively great duration or (esp in classical verse) followed by more than one consonant
b. denoting a syllable containing such a vowel
c. (in verse that is not quantitative) carrying the emphasis or ictus
3. Cricket (of a fielding position) near the boundary
4. Music a note common in medieval music but now obsolete, having the time value of two breves

Long

Crawford Williamson. 1815--78, US surgeon. He was the first to use ether as an anaesthetic
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long

In programming, an integer variable. In C, a long is four bytes and can be signed (-2G to +2G) or unsigned (4G). Contrast with short.
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Before my highest mountain do I stand, and before my longest wandering: therefore must I first go deeper down than I ever ascended:
Thoroughly convinced, as he went out of the room, that it was the longest day that ever did come to an end at last, and that there never was a woman, not wholly devoid of personal attractions, so worn out by idiotic and lumpish people, Fanny passed into the balcony for a breath of air.
I shall love the boy for it the longest day I have to live."
'He's younger than I,' she answered, after a protracted pause of meditation, 'and he ought to live the longest: he will - he must live as long as I do.
"I always said that D'Artagnan had the longest head of the four," said Athos, who, having uttered his opinion, to which D'Artagnan replied with a bow, immediately resumed his accustomed silence.
"He has, I repeat, the longest head of the four, and for my part I declare that I will obey him.
But now Lip-lip was his dog, and he proceeded to wreak his vengeance on him by putting him at the end of the longest rope.
Because he ran at the end of the longest rope, the dogs had always the view of him running away before them.
It was a spectacular undertaking by reason of its very size, and Bartley realized that, whatever else he might do, he would probably always be known as the engineer who designed the great Moorlock Bridge, the longest cantilever in existence.
That sounds like `The Mikado.' And what about your new bridge-- in Canada, isn't it, and it's to be the longest one in the world and has some queer name I can't remember."
Only four-minutes short of his longest Independence Day speech delivered in 2016, today's 92-minute long address touched upon wide-varieties of the subject and showcased a five-year road-map of his government's ongoing term.
Ever since the September 2010 announcement, the Committee has been remarkably quiet, mainly thanks to the fact that the expansion that started in June 2009 is still ongoing and thus on track to become the longest one ever.