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

  • adj. Complete; whole: the livelong day.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. total, complete, whole
  • n. the orpine, Sedum telephium

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A plant, Sedum Telephium; live-for-ever.

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

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


Middle English : leve, lefe, dear, used as an intensive (from Old English lēof, dear; see leubh- in Indo-European roots) + long, long; see long1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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