(A*lone"ly), adv. Only; merely; singly. [Obs.]
This said spirit was not given alonely unto him, but unto all his heirs and posterity.
(A*lone"ly), a. Exclusive. [Obs.] Fabyan.
(A*lone"ness), n. A state of being alone, or without company; solitariness. [R.] Bp. Montagu.
(A*long") adv. [OE. along, anlong, AS. andlang, along; pref. and- (akin to OFris. ond-, OHG.
ant-, Ger. ent-, Goth. and-, anda-, L. ante, Gr. Skr. anti, over against) + lang long. See Long.]
1. By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise.
Some laid along . . . on spokes of wheels are hung.
2. In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
We will go along by the king's highway.
Numb. xxi. 22.
He struck with his o'ertaking wings,
And chased us south along.
3. In company; together.
He to England shall along with you. All along, all through the course of; during the whole time; throughout. "I have all along declared this
to be a neutral paper." Addison. To get along, to get on; to make progress, as in business. "She 'll
get along in heaven better than you or I." Mrs. Stowe.
(A*long"), prep. By the length of, as distinguished from across. "Along the lowly lands." Dryden.
The kine . . . went along the highway.
1 Sam. vi. 12.
Along of, Along on, often shortened to Long of, prep. phr., owing to; on account of. [Obs. or Low.
Eng.] "On me is not along thin evil fare." Chaucer. "And all this is long of you." Shak. "This increase
of price is all along of the foreigners." London Punch.
(A*long"). [AS. gelang owing to.] (Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.)
(A*long"shore`) adv. Along the shore or coast.
(A*long"shore`man) n. See Longshoreman.
(A*long"side`) adv. Along or by the side; side by side with; often with of; as, bring the boat
alongside; alongside of him; alongside of the tree.
(A*longst") prep. & adv. [Formed fr. along, like amongst fr. among.] Along. [Obs.]
(A*loof") n. (Zoöl.) Same as Alewife.
(A*loof"), adv. [Pref. a- + loof, fr. D. loef luff, and so meaning, as a nautical word, to the windward.
See Loof, Luff.]
1. At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.
Our palace stood aloof from streets.