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(lông′sī′tĭd, lŏng′-)

long′-sight′ed·ly adv.
long′-sight′ed·ness n.


1. (Medicine) related to or suffering from hyperopia
2. able to see distant objects in focus
3. having foresight
ˌlong-ˈsightedly adv
ˌlong-ˈsightedness n


1. farsighted.
2. having great foresight.
long′-sight′ed•ness, n.


[ˈlɒŋˈsaɪtɪd] ADJ (Med) → hipermétrope, présbita (fig) → previsor


[ˌlɒŋˈsaɪtɪd] adjpresbite (Med) → ipermetrope (fig) → lungimirante


(loŋ) adjective
1. measuring a great distance from one end to the other. a long journey; a long road; long legs.
2. having a great period of time from the first moment to the last. The book took a long time to read; a long conversation; a long delay.
3. measuring a certain amount in distance or time. The wire is two centimetres long; The television programme was just over an hour long.
4. away, doing or using something etc for a great period of time. Will you be long?
5. reaching to a great distance in space or time. She has a long memory
1. a great period of time. This happened long before you were born.
2. for a great period of time. Have you been waiting long?
ˈlongways adverb
in the direction of the length. The planks had to go into the lorry longways.
ˌlong-ˈdistance adjective
long-distance races; a long-distance lorry-driver; a long-distance telephone call.
ˌlong-drawn-ˈout adjective
taking a needlessly long time. long-drawn-out discussions.
ˈlonghand noun
ordinary writing as opposed to shorthand.
long house
in tribal societies, a long rectangular dwelling shared by several families, especially in south-east Asia and amongst North American Indians.
long jump
a sports contest in which people jump as far as possible.
long-playing record (usually abbreviated to LP)
a record which plays for a long time.
ˌlong-ˈrange adjective
1. able to reach a great distance. long-range rockets.
2. taking into consideration a long period of time. a long-range weather forecast.
ˌlong-ˈsighted adjective
having difficulty in seeing close objects clearly.
ˌlong-ˈsightedness noun
ˌlong-ˈsuffering adjective
patiently enduring a great deal of trouble.
ˌlong-ˈwinded adjective
(of a speaker or his speech) tiresomely long.
as long as / so long as
1. provided only that. As/So long as you're happy, it doesn't matter what you do.
2. while; during the time that. As long as he's here I'll have more work to do.
before (very) long
soon. Come in and wait – he'll be here before long!
in the long run
in the end. We thought we would save money, but in the long run our spending was about the same as usual.
the long and the short of it
the whole story in a few words.
no longer
not now as in the past. This cinema is no longer used.
so long!
References in classic literature ?
With her long-sighted eyes, she knew him at once, and was even aware that he was looking at her.
I know now that Larsan, or Ballmeyer, is long-sighted and that these glasses belonged to him.
Though superficially marked with lines, his face was a clear pink, and his blue eyes had the long-sighted, peaceful expression of eyes seeking the turn of the road, or a distant light through rain, or the darkness of winter.
Whether that species of benevolence which is so very cautious and long-sighted that it is seldom exercised at all, lest its owner should be imposed upon, and so wounded in his self-love, be real charity or a worldly counterfeit, I leave to wiser heads than mine to determine.
In a farmers' workshop we were advised that shiny objects such as used compact discs, broken glass and mirrors blind the hawks and eagles so I put them in strategic places and I have kept dogs to scare away the long-sighted predators,' she says.
Rosemarie has been instrumental in realizing the vision of QHiP Group and we will be forever grateful for her long-sighted leadership - she has left an indelible legacy and will continue to be an invaluable resource as our Executive Chairman.
These days, experts seem to agree that the industry is more long-sighted when it comes to quality, a sharp contrast to pre-2008 sentiments.
Lengthening mascaras can make lashes look spidery, especially under long-sighted or reading lenses because of the magnification.
We have a long-sighted vision of this innovative reactor where it finds significant international application, he added.
The menu changes every week, so those very hard to read pencil-on-card information signs could become very annoying, especially if you get stuck behind someone long-sighted with dietary concerns.
I am thinking above all of the long-sighted reunification policy of Helmut Kohl.