Long, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Longed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Longing.] [AS. langian to increase, to lengthen, to stretch out the mind after, to long, to crave, to belong to, fr. lang long. See Long, a.] 1. To feel a strong or morbid desire or craving; to wish for something with eagerness; -- followed by an infinitive, or by for or after.
I long to see you.Rom. i. 11.
I have longed after thy precepts.Ps. cxix. 40.
I have longed for thy salvation.Ps. cxix. 174.
Nicomedes, longing for herrings, was supplied with fresh ones . . . at a great distance from the sea.Arbuthnot.
2. To belong; -- used with to, unto, or for.
The labor which that longeth unto me.Chaucer.
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