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Definition of Longing

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having a strong desire for something
yearning, desire, wish, craving
yearn, desire, wish for, crave; pine, miss someone or something
Longing Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
Longing Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Long
An eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\long"ing\ (?), n. an eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest wish; an aspiration. put on my crown; i have immortal longings in me.
n : prolonged unfulfilled desire or need [syn: yearning]

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 with longing 
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Blys = n. a longing, a craving
Blysiad = n. a longing
Dadflysio = v. to divest of longing
Dyfryd = n. a longing, a. longing
Dyfrydaeth = n. a longing
Dyfrydol = a. longing
Dygyllaeth = n. a longing
Hiraeth = n. longing; regret
Hiraethiad = n. a longing
Hiraethog = a. longing
Hiraethol = a. longing; regretting
Hiraethus = a. longing; regretting
Neued = n. a panting; a longing
Rhybuch = n. earnest longing
WordNet 2.0

1. prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
(synonym) yearning
(hypernym) desire
(hyponym) hankering, yen
(derivation) hanker, long, yearn

1. a comparatively long time; "this won't take long"; "they haven't been gone long"
(hypernym) long time, age, years

1. desire strongly or persistently
(synonym) hanker, yearn
(hypernym) desire, want
(hyponym) ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish
(derivation) longer, thirster, yearner

1. primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
(antonym) short
(similar) agelong
(attribute) duration, length
2. primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"
(antonym) short
(similar) elongate, elongated
(attribute) length
3. of relatively great height; "a race of long gaunt men"- Sherwood Anderson; "looked out the long French windows"
(similar) tall
4. holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices; "is long on coffee"; "a long position in gold"
(antonym) short
(classification) finance
5. of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `bate', `beat', `bite', `boat', `boot')
(antonym) short
(classification) phonetics
6. used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration
(similar) stressed
(classification) prosody, metrics
7. involving substantial risk; "long odds"
(similar) unsound
8. (of memory) having greater than average range; "a long memory especially for insults"; "a tenacious memory"
(synonym) tenacious
(similar) retentive
9. planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
(synonym) farseeing, farsighted, foresighted, foresightful, longsighted
(similar) provident
10. having or being more than normal or necessary:"long on brains"; "in long supply"
(similar) abundant

1. for an extended time or at a distant time; "a promotion long overdue"; "something long hoped for"; "his name has long been forgotten"; "talked all night long"; "how long will you be gone?"; "arrived long before he was expected"; "it is long after your bedtime"
2. for an extended distance
Longing Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Longing may refer to:
  • Longing (emotion) or desire
  • Longing (album), an unreleased 1974 album by Dusty Springfield
  • "Longing" (song), a 1994 song by X Japan
  • Longing (play), 2013 play by William Boyd based on two short stories by Anton Chekhov
  • "Longing", a song by Gackt from Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack
  • "Longing", a song by Helloween from Chameleon
  • Cape Longing, a headland in Antarctica

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