1. By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.
Some laid along . . . on spokes of wheels are hung. --Dryden.
2. In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
We will go along by the king's highway. --Numb. xxi. 22.
He struck with his o'ertaking wings,
And chased us south along. --Coleridge.
3. In company; together.
He to England shall along with you. --Shak.
All along, all through the course of; during the whole time; throughout. “I have all along declared this to be a neutral paper.” --Addison.
To get along, to get on; to make progress, as in business. “She 'll get along in heaven better than you or I.” --Mrs. Stowe.
A·long, prep. By the length of, as distinguished from across. “Along the lowly lands.”
The kine . . . went along the highway. --1 Sam. vi. 12.
A·long. (Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)
Along of, Along on, often shortened to Long of, prep. phr., owing to; on account of. [Obs. or Low. Eng.] “On me is not along thin evil fare.” --Chaucer. “And all this is long of you.” --Shak. “This increase of price is all along of the foreigners.” --London Punch.
adv 1: with a forward motion; "we drove along admiring the view";
"the horse trotted along at a steady pace"; "the
circus traveled on to the next city"; "move along";
"march on" [syn: on]
2: in accompaniment or as a companion; "his little sister came
along to the movies"; "I brought my camera along";
"working along with his father"
3: to a more advanced state; "the work is moving along"; "well
along in their research"; "hurrying their education
along"; "getting along in years"
4: in addition (usually followed by `with'); "we sent them food
and some clothing went along in the package"; "along with
the package came a bill"; "consider the advantages along
with the disadvantages"
5: in line with a length or direction (often followed by `by'
or `beside'); "pass the word along"; "ran along beside
me"; "cottages along by the river"