Abbreviation for longitude; see latitude and longitude.
1. Primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified
2. Primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
3. Of relatively great height
4. Involving substantial risk
5. Having or being more than normal or necessary
6. (Prosody) Used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively long duration.
7. (Phonetics) Of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively long duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in 'bate', 'beat', 'bite', 'boat', 'boot').
8. (Of memory) Having greater than average range; SYN. tenacious.
9. (Finance) Holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
ETYM as. lance.
1. For an extended distance.
2. For an extended time or at a distant time.
(1871-1955) Australian painter and etcher known particularly for his Australian landscapes populated with figures from classical mythology. His Spirit of the Plains 1897 (Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane), in which dancing brolgas follow a naked piper across a fantasy landscape, shows the influence of the Art Nouveau style which characterized his later work.
(1945-) English Conceptual artist. In the vanguard of 1960s young artists wishing to break away from studio-created art, he has worked both outdoors and on the spot in galleries. He has used natural materials such as stone, slate, wood, and mud to represent the ritualized traces of early peoples, notably in River Avon Driftwood 1977 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent). Only photographic records remain of much of his work.
He created his celebrated stone circles and rivers of sticks during walks in remote areas of Ireland, the Himalayas, Africa, and Iceland.
(1893-1935) US Democratic politician, nicknamed “the Kingfish”, governor of Louisiana 1928–31, US senator from Louisiana 1930–35, legendary for his political rhetoric. He was popular with poor white voters for his program of social and economic reform, which he called the “Share Our Wealth” program. It represented a significant challenge to F D Roosevelt’s New Deal economic program.
Long’s scheme called for massive redistribution of wealth through high inheritance taxes and confiscatory taxes on high incomes. His own extravagance, including the state capitol building at Baton Rouge built of bronze and marble, was widely criticized. Although he became a virtual dictator in the state, his slogan was “Every man a king, but no man wears a crown”. He was assassinated.
Born in Winnfield, Louisiana, he graduated from Tulane University with a law degree. He was fatally shot one month after announcing his intention to run for the presidency.
A comparatively long time
To have a yen for; SYN. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish.