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ALONG', adverb [See Long.]

1. By the length; lengthwise; in a line with the length; as, the troops marched along the bank of the river, or along the highway. 1 Samuel 6:12.

2. Onward; in a line, or with a progressive motion; as, a meteor glides along the sky; let us walk along

All along signifies the whole length; through the whole distance; in the whole way or length.

Ishmael went forth, weeping all along as he went. Jeremiah 41:6. 1 Samuel 28:20.

ALONG with signifies in company; joined with; as, Go along with us. Sometimes with is omitted;

Come then, my friend, my genius, come along

ALONG side, in seamen's language, that is, by the length or in a line with the side, signifies side by side, as by another ship or by the side of a wharf.

ALONG shore is by the shore or coast, lengthwise, and near the shore.

Lying along is lying on the side, or pressed down by the weight of sail.