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 (lông′tīm′, lŏng′-)
Having existed or persisted for a long time: a longtime friend; a longtime resident of Detroit.


of long standing


(ˈlɔŋˌtaɪm, ˈlɒŋ-)

existing or continuing as such for a long period of time; longstanding: longtime friends.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.longtime - of long duration; "a longtime friend"
old - of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"


long-time [ˈlɒŋtaɪm] adj [friend] → de longue date; [resident] → de longue date; [rival] → de longue date; [member] → de longue datelong wave ngrandes ondes, ondes longueslong-wearing [ˌlɒŋˈwɛərɪŋ] (US) adjsolidelong-winded [ˌlɒŋˈwɪndɪd] adj [speech] → interminable
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Longtime residents are frustrated by the increasing gridlock.
Human ancestors, either longtime residents or recent arrivals to the region, then had access to large clumps of rock that they could hammer and chip into hand-held axes, the researchers hold.
Cohen, a longtime REBNY member, has been on the Board of Governors since 1979, was also a member of the Executive Committee for nearly a decade, and has served as vice president and vice chairman.
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The award--named for American dance educator Martha Hill, the creator and longtime director of both the Bennington College dance division and the Juilliard School dance program--will be presented by former recipient and longtime Dance Magazine writer Doris Hering.
Edinborough was a longtime columnist on the arts for the Anglican Journal, founding president of the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada, editor of the Kingston Whig-Standard, editor and publisher of Saturday Night magazine, and long-time columnist of the Financial Post Magazine.
John Connolly, longtime president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, will step down from the post next month.
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But ten years ago Longtime Companion, the first studio-backed film about AIDS and its impact on gays, struggled to make it to the screen.
Longtime EFA member Trumbull Rogers also contributed an obituary for fellow longtime member Charles Fass.