Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Complete; whole.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Being as long as life; having a long life; that lives or endures long; lasting; durable.
  • Continuing or seeming to continue long; passing slowly; tedious.
  • noun A plant, Sedum Telephium; live-for-ever.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Whole; entire; long in passing; -- used of time, as day or night, in adverbial phrases, and usually with a sense of tediousness.
  • adjective obsolete Lasting; durable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective total, complete, whole
  • noun the orpine, Sedum telephium

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of time) constituting the full extent or duration
  • noun perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English : leve, lefe, dear, used as an intensive (from Old English lēof, dear; see leubh- in Indo-European roots) + long, long; see long.]

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