简明英汉词典

before long
adv.
不久以后

美国传统词典[双解]

long
long 1
AHD:[l?ng, l?ng]
D.J.[l%80, l%0]
K.K.[l%0, l$0]
adj.(形容词)
long.erlong.est缩写 lg.

(1)

Extending a relatively great distance.
远距离的:延伸一段较长距离的

(2)

Having relatively great height; tall.
高的:有较大高度的;高的

(3)

Having the greater length of two or the greatest length of several:
较长的,最长的:两者之中较长的一个或多者之中最长的一个:
the long edge of the door.
门的长边

(4)

Of relatively great duration:
较长期间的:
a long time.
很长的时间

(5)

Of a specified linear extent or duration:
长:一定直线长度或期间的:
a mile long; an hour long.
一英里长;一小时之久

(6)

Made up of many members or items:
内容繁多的:由许多成员或项目组成的:
a long shopping list.
项目繁多的购物清单

(7)

Extending beyond an average or a standard:
超过的:延伸超过平均值或标准的:
a long game.
加时赛

(8)

Tediously protracted; lengthy:
长得乏味的;过长的:
a long speech.
冗长的演讲

(9)

Concerned with distant issues; far-reaching:
远大的,深远的:关系到远处的事物的;范围广的:
took a long view of the geopolitical issues.
深远的展望地缘政治学问题

(10)

Involving substantial chance; risky:
需要很多机会的;冒险的:
long odds.
冒险的赌注

(11)

Having an abundance or excess of:
具相当程度的:有丰富的或过多的…的:
“politicians whose résumés are long on competence”(Margaret Garrard Warner)
“政治家的简历皆显露不凡”(玛格丽特·加拉德·沃纳)

(12)

Having a holding of a commodity or security in expectation of a rise in price:
囤积居奇的:持有货物或证券等待物价上涨的:
long on soybeans.
囤积大豆

(13)

Linguistics
【语言学】

(14)

Having a comparatively great duration. Used of a vowel or consonant.
长音的:有较长持续时间的。用于元音或辅音

(15)

Of, relating to, or being a vowel sound in English, such as the vowel sound in mate or feet, that is historically descended from a long vowel.
长母音的:属于、关于或作为英语元音的,如mate 或 feet 中的元音按历史源于长元音

(16)

Stressed or accented. Used of a syllable in accentual prosody.
重音的:重读的或加重音的。用于重音韵律学中的音节

(17)

Being of relatively great duration. Used of a syllable in quantitative prosody.
拉长的:相当长的停顿。用于重音节诗体中的音节
adv.(副词)

(1)

During or for an extended period of time:
延长地:延长的一段时间的:
The promotion was long due.
早该提升了

(2)

At or to a considerable distance; far:
遥远的,远的:在或到达相当一段距离的;遥远的:
She walked long past the end of the trail.
她走到小径遥远的尽头

(3)

For or throughout a specified period:
长时间的:持续一定时间的或整个一段时间之内的:
They talked all night long.
他们谈了整整一个晚上

(4)

At a point of time distant from that referred to:
时间久远的:位于离所指的某一时间很远的一个时间点上的:
That event took place long before we were born.
这件事发生在我们出生以前很久

(5)

Into or in a long position, as of a commodity market.
保持长久的:处于或进入多头阵地的,如商品市场
n.(名词)

(1)

A long time:
长时间:
This won't take long.
这不用费太长时间

(2)

Linguistics A long syllable, vowel, or consonant.
【语言学】 长音节:长音节、长元音或长辅音

(3)

One who acquires holdings in a security or commodity in expectation of a rise in price.
囤积商品者:持有证券或货物等待物价上涨的人

(4)

A garment size for a tall person.
宽大的尺寸:高个子的人的服装号码

(5)

longs Trousers extending to the feet or ankles.
longs 长裤:长及脚面或脚踝的裤子

习惯用语

any longer
For more time:
用更多的时间:
can't wait any longer.
不能再等了

as long as或

so long as

(1)

During the time that:
在…的时间之内:
I'll stay as long as I can.
我能呆多久就呆多久

(2)

Inasmuch as; since:
既然;因为:
As long as you're up, get me a drink.
既然你已经起来了,给我弄点喝的

(3)

Under the condition that; provided that:
以…为条件;只要:
“So long as we don't understand it too well, every other language is poetry”(Anatole Broyard)
“只要我们对别的语音还不太了解,它们就都是诗”(阿纳托尔·布鲁瓦亚尔)

before long
Soon.
很快

long ago

(1)

At a time or during a period well before the present:
以前:在现在以前的一个时间或一段时间:
I read that book long ago.
我很久以前读过那本书

(2)

A time well before the present:
很久以前:很久以前的一个时间:
heroes of long ago.
古代英雄

long in the tooth
Growing old.
变老

no longer
Not now as formerly:
不再:现在与以前不同:
He no longer smokes.
他不再吸烟了

not long for
Unlikely to remain for much more time in:
不大可能在…中存在很久:
not long for this world.
将不久于人世

the long and the short of it
The substance or gist:
内容或梗概:
You can look on the front page of the paper for the long and the short of it.
你可以看看第一页上的梗概

语源

(1)

Middle English
中古英语

(2)

from Old English lang * see del- 1
源自 古英语 lang *参见 del- 1

基本词义

long
long 2
AHD:[l?ng, l?ng]
D.J.[l%80, l%0]
K.K.[l%0, l$0]
v.intr.(不及物动词)
longedlong.inglongs
To have an earnest, heartfelt desire, especially for something beyond reach.See Synonyms at yearn
渴望:有真挚的、由衷的愿望的,尤指对力不能及之物的渴望参见 yearn

语源

(1)

Middle English longen
中古英语 longen

(2)

from Old English langian * see del- 1
源自 古英语 langian *参见 del- 1

现代英汉词典

long 1
[lRN; (?@) lC:N]
adj.
longer, longest

(1)

长的
Long live the people!
人民万岁!
This piece of string is 30 centimeters long.
这带子有30厘米长。
People knows little about what the long-term effects of the new drug will be.
人们不大清楚这种新药的长远效果如何。
The garden is 30 metres long and 20 metres wide.
"这花园长三十米,宽二十米。"

(2)

距离长的;时间久的
I take a long time to walk to school because it is a long way.
我用了很长时间走到学校,因为路很远。
No one knows how long it will last.
谁也不知道罢工会持续多久。
This kind of textile machines has long since been out of use.
这种纺织机械早已不用了。

(3)

(与on连用)充足的,擅长的
Rice is in long supply.
大米供应充足。

(4)

冗长的

词性变化

long
n.
长时间,长时期

long
adv.
长久地; 长期地
He said he'd waited so long that he couldn't stay any longer.
他说他已经等了这么长时间了,不能再等了。
Not long after that, he got married.
过了不多久他就结婚了。
You can go out as long as you promise to be back before 8.
如果你保证八点以前回来,你可以出去。
He died long ago.
他很久以前就去世了。

习惯用语

before long
不久,不久以后
"Before long, the noise dropped completely and the boat began to drift gently across the water."
"不久,轰鸣声完全消失了,于是这只船开始慢悠悠地漂浮在水面上。"

for long
长久

基本词义

long 2
[lRN; (?@) lC:N]
vi.
(常与for, to inf连用)渴望
I longed for a bicycle.
我特想要辆自行车。
These young lads are longing to go to watch the football match.
这几个小伙子极想去观看足球赛。

现代英汉综合大辞典

before
[bi5fC:]
prep.

(1)

[时间]...以前
before nine o'clock
九点以前
the night before last
前晚
the day beforeyesterday
前天
before Christ
[缩写 B.C.]公元前

(2)

[位置]在...的前面; 当...面前
He sat just before me.
他就坐在我的前面。

(3)

[位次]先于; 高于
A general comes before a colonel.
将官比校官高。

(4)

[选择]与其...宁愿
Death before dishonor!
宁死不辱。
She desired no one for husband before him.
她非他不嫁。

词性变化

before
conj.
在...以前
I must finish this letter before I go home.
我必须在回家以前写完这封信。②与其...毋宁
He will die before he shall disgrace himself.
他宁肯死而决不受侮辱。

before
adv.

(1)

[与完成时态或never连用]以前; 从前
long long before
很久很久以前
I have never met him before.
以前我从来没有见过他。

(2)

[位置]在前面, 在前头
You walk before and I will follow after.
你在前面走, 我将在后面跟着。

(3)

【说明】 before long 与 long before 常易混淆

继承用法

before long
是“很快,不久”的意思, 可以用于各种时态。例如: I'll see the film before long 我不久就要看这部电影。

long before
是“很久以前”的意思。单独使用, 一般用在过去完成时的句子里。
She said she had seen the film long before.
她说她很久以前就看过这部电影。

before-metioned
adj.
上述的

before-tax
[bI`fR:`tAks]
adj.
未抽税前的

beforeness
n.
先前存在的条件

习惯用语

as before
如前所述

美国传统词典

long
long 1
AHD:[l?ng, l?ng]
D.J.[l%80, l%0]
K.K.[l%0, l$0]
adj.
long.er, long.estAbbr. lg.

(1)

Extending a relatively great distance.

(2)

Having relatively great height; tall.

(3)

Having the greater length of two or the greatest length of several:
the long edge of the door.

(4)

Of relatively great duration:
a long time.

(5)

Of a specified linear extent or duration:
a mile long; an hour long.

(6)

Made up of many members or items:
a long shopping list.

(7)

Extending beyond an average or a standard:
a long game.

(8)

Tediously protracted; lengthy:
a long speech.

(9)

Concerned with distant issues; far-reaching:
took a long view of the geopolitical issues.

(10)

Involving substantial chance; risky:
long odds.

(11)

Having an abundance or excess of:
“politicians whose résumés are long on competence”(Margaret Garrard Warner)

(12)

Having a holding of a commodity or security in expectation of a rise in price:
long on soybeans.

(13)

Linguistics

(14)

Having a comparatively great duration. Used of a vowel or consonant.

(15)

Of, relating to, or being a vowel sound in English, such as the vowel sound in mate or feet, that is historically descended from a long vowel.

(16)

Stressed or accented. Used of a syllable in accentual prosody.

(17)

Being of relatively great duration. Used of a syllable in quantitative prosody.
adv.

(1)

During or for an extended period of time:
The promotion was long due.

(2)

At or to a considerable distance; far:
She walked long past the end of the trail.

(3)

For or throughout a specified period:
They talked all night long.

(4)

At a point of time distant from that referred to:
That event took place long before we were born.

(5)

Into or in a long position, as of a commodity market.
n.

(1)

A long time:
This won't take long.

(2)

Linguistics A long syllable, vowel, or consonant.

(3)

One who acquires holdings in a security or commodity in expectation of a rise in price.

(4)

A garment size for a tall person.

(5)

longs Trousers extending to the feet or ankles.

习惯用语

any longer
For more time:
can't wait any longer.

as long asor

so long as

(1)

During the time that:
I'll stay as long as I can.

(2)

Inasmuch as; since:
As long as you're up, get me a drink.

(3)

Under the condition that; provided that:
“So long as we don't understand it too well, every other language is poetry”(Anatole Broyard)

before long
Soon.

long ago

(1)

At a time or during a period well before the present:
I read that book long ago.

(2)

A time well before the present:
heroes of long ago.

long in the tooth
Growing old.

no longer
Not now as formerly:
He no longer smokes.

not long for
Unlikely to remain for much more time in:
not long for this world.

the long and the short of it
The substance or gist:
You can look on the front page of the paper for the long and the short of it.

语源

(1)

Middle English

(2)

from Old English lang * see del- 1

基本词义

long
long 2
AHD:[l?ng, l?ng]
D.J.[l%80, l%0]
K.K.[l%0, l$0]
v.intr.
longed, long.ing, longs
To have an earnest, heartfelt desire, especially for something beyond reach.See Synonyms at yearn

语源

(1)

Middle English longen

(2)

from Old English langian * see del- 1

英汉航海大词典

before long
prep.不久之后

英汉环境大词典

before long
n.不久,很快

英汉化学大词典

before long
adv.不久,很快

英汉经贸大词典

before long
n.不久,很快

英汉能源大词典

before long
n.不久,很快

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