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length·y

 (lĕngk′thē, lĕng′-, lĕn′-)
adj. length·i·er, length·i·est
1. Of considerable length, especially in time; extended: a lengthy convalescence.
2. Tediously long; drawn-out: a lengthy explanation.

length′i·ly adv.
length′i·ness n.

lengthy

(ˈlɛŋkθɪ; ˈlɛŋθɪ)
adj, lengthier or lengthiest
of relatively great or tiresome extent or duration
ˈlengthily adv
ˈlengthiness n

length•y

(ˈlɛŋk θi, ˈlɛŋ-, ˈlɛn-)

adj. length•i•er, length•i•est.
1. of great length; very long: a lengthy journey.
2. excessively long: a lengthy explanation.
[1680–90, Amer.]
length′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lengthy - relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"

lengthy

adjective
1. protracted, long, prolonged, very long, tedious, lengthened, diffuse, drawn-out, interminable, long-winded, long-drawn-out, overlong, verbose, prolix the lengthy process of filling out forms

lengthy

adjective
1. Having great physical length:
2. Extending tediously beyond a standard duration:
Translations
مُطَوَّل، مُسْهَب
dlouhý
langtrukken
langdreginn
razvlečen
çok uzun

lengthy

[ˈleŋ(k)θɪ] ADJ (lengthier (compar) (lengthiest (superl)))
1. (= long-lasting) [war, illness, process] → largo, prolongado; [investigation] → largo, extenso
lengthy delaysretrasos mpl considerables
he still has a lengthy wait for his treatmentaún tiene que esperar mucho para su tratamiento
2. (= extensive) [article, speech, interview] → largo, extenso
3. (= long and boring) → interminable

lengthy

[ˈlɛŋθi] adj [process] → long (longue)before n [report, article] → long (longue)before n [period of time] → long (longue)before n
The announcement was followed by a lengthy period of silence → L'annonce fut suivie d'un long silence.

lengthy

adj (+er)sehr lang; (= dragging on)langwierig; speechausführlich, langatmig (pej); meeting, warlang andauernd; (= extensive) article, report, statementsehr umfangreich; interview, explanationsehr ausführlich; a lengthy prison sentenceeine lange or hohe Gefängnisstrafe; to have a lengthy wait for somethingsehr lange auf etw (acc)warten müssen

lengthy

[ˈlɛŋθɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → lungo/a; (tedious) → interminabile

length

(leŋθ) noun
1. the distance from one end to the other of an object, period of time etc. What is the length of your car?; Please note down the length of time it takes you to do this.
2. a piece of something, especially cloth. I bought a (3–metre) length of silk.
3. in racing, the measurement from end to end of a horse, boat etc. He won by a length; The other boat is several lengths in front.
ˈlengthen verb
to make or become longer. I'll have to lengthen this skirt; The days are lengthening now that the spring has come.
ˈlengthways/ˈlengthwise adverb
in the direction of the length. She folded the towels lengthways.
ˈlengthy adjective
of great, often too great, length. This essay is interesting but lengthy.
at length
1. in detail; taking a long time. She told us at length about her accident.
2. at last. At length the walkers arrived home.
go to any lengths
to do anything, no matter how extreme, dishonest, wicked etc, to achieve a particular aim. She'd go to any lengths to get herself promoted.

lengthy

a. largo-a; prolongado-a.
References in classic literature ?
The prayer-meeting at Uncle Tom's had, in the order of hymn-singing, been protracted to a very late hour; and, as Uncle Tom had indulged himself in a few lengthy solos afterwards, the consequence was, that, although it was now between twelve and one o'clock, he and his worthy helpmeet were not yet asleep.
There is a wide and lengthy court, glittering with the most wickedly enticing shops, which is roofed with glass, high aloft overhead, and paved with soft-toned marbles laid in graceful figures; and at night when the place is brilliant with gas and populous with a sauntering and chatting and laughing multitude of pleasure-seekers, it is a spectacle worth seeing.
Silas ate his dinner more silently than usual, soon laying down his knife and fork, and watching half-abstractedly Eppie's play with Snap and the cat, by which her own dining was made rather a lengthy business.
The words of Anselmo struck Lothario with astonishment, unable as he was to conjecture the purport of such a lengthy preamble; and though be strove to imagine what desire it could be that so troubled his friend, his conjectures were all far from the truth, and to relieve the anxiety which this perplexity was causing him, he told him he was doing a flagrant injustice to their great friendship in seeking circuitous methods of confiding to him his most hidden thoughts, for be well knew he might reckon upon his counsel in diverting them, or his help in carrying them into effect.
The morning papers on Saturday contained, in addition to lengthy special articles on the planet Mars, on life in the planets, and so forth, a brief and vaguely worded telegram, all the more striking for its brevity.
In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns.
We speak of what is white as large, because the surface over which the white extends is large; we speak of an action or a process as lengthy, because the time covered is long; these things cannot in their own right claim the quantitative epithet.
There he saw a lengthy chain of people gliding under the walls.
The American press discussed his life and work in numerous and lengthy reviews.
But it is a long, long story, and calls for a lengthy preface.
It is a lengthy business and rather dangerous, for the long, sagging line may twitch a boat under in a flash.
The facts are briefly these: Some five years ago, during a lengthy visit to Warsaw, I made the acquaintance of the well-known adventuress, Irene Adler.