along with


[uh-lawng, uh-long]
through, on, beside, over, or parallel to the length or direction of; from one end to the other of: to walk along a highway; to run a border along a shelf.
during; in the course of: Somewhere along the way I lost my hat.
in conformity or accordance with: I plan to revise the article along the lines suggested.
by the length; lengthwise; parallel to or in a line with the length or direction: He ran along beside me.
with a progressive motion; onward: The police ordered the line to move along.
(of time) some way on: along toward evening.
in company; in agreement (usually followed by with ): I'll go along with you. He planned the project along with his associates.
as a companion; with one: She took her brother along.
from one person or place to another: The order was passed along from the general to the captain and from the captain to a private.
at or to an advanced place or state: Work on the new ship is quite far along.
as an accompanying item; on hand: Bring along your umbrella.
along of, Chiefly Southern U.S. and British Dialect.
owing to; because of: We weren't invited, along of your rudeness.
in company with: You come along of me to the store.
Verb phrases
get along. get ( def 36 ).
all along, all the time; throughout: I knew all along that it was a lie.
be along, Informal. to arrive at a place; come: They should be along soon.

before 900; Middle English; Old English andlang, equivalent to and- (cognate with Old Saxon, Old Norse and-, Gothic and(a)-, Old High German ant-, prefix with orig. sense “facing”; cf. answer) + lang long1 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
along (əˈlɒŋ)
1.  over or for the length of, esp in a more or less horizontal plane: along the road
2.  continuing over the length of some specified thing
3.  in accompaniment; together with some specified person or people: he says he'd like to come along
4.  forward: the horse trotted along at a steady pace
5.  to a more advanced state: he got the work moving along
6.  along with accompanying; together with: consider the advantages along with the disadvantages

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Word Origin & History

O.E. andlang "alongside of," from and- "opposite, against" (from P.Gmc. *andi-, *anda- from PIE *anti "against," locative singular of *ant- "front, forehead;" see ante) + lang "long" (see long (adj.)). Sense extended to "through the whole length of."
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Idioms & Phrases

along with

  1. In association with, as in For his second birthday we sent him a fireman's hat, along with some books, or The audience was invited to sing along with the star. [Early 1700s]

  2. In conjunction with, as in Along with what I told you before, that's the whole story of what happened. [Early 1800s] For a synonym, see together with; also see go along, def. 2 and 3.

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