long house

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or long house  (lông′hous′)
A long communal dwelling, especially of certain Native American, Polynesian, and Indonesian peoples.
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long house



1. (Architecture) a long communal dwelling of the Iroquois and other North American Indian peoples. It often served as a council house as well
2. (Architecture) a long dwelling found in other parts of the world, such as Borneo
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long′ house`

a communal structure, mainly of the Iroquois, orig. consisting of a wooden, bark-covered framework often as much as 100 ft. (30.5 m) in length: formerly used as a dwelling.
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(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!
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References in classic literature ?
The upstanding rods of bamboo which made the walls were pale yellow, the sloping rods that made the roof were of darker red or brown, otherwise the long house was a thing of repetition and monotony.
'As far as the long house residents are concerned, they get exactly what they were promised.
Carroll Township, York County-based Presbyterian Senior Living plans to reopen the Long House with an additional 52 new apartments by 2020.
In Flintshire, Ty Draw Farm in Nercwys, a beautiful Grade II four bedroomed Long House believed to date back to the 1600s surrounded by countryside views, sold for PS220,000.
Long House, a 1908 Colonial Revival; the Coleman-Scott House, a 1916 Colonial; and the Barnes Mansion, a residence built from 1913 to 1914 in the Colonial Revival, Jacobethan and Arts and Crafts styles.
A surviving long house in Hay-on-Wye is thought to have been built in 1418.
Originally a Welsh long house, the property was extended around the 18th century to form a large 'T' plan shaped house and now provides very spacious family accommodation along with three adjoining flats, all having individual access and currently tenanted and providing a generous income.
This will also include the establishment of two toilets, two bathrooms, rehabilitation of existing open cottages, dormitory-type cottage with four accommodation rooms and one function hall, one tribal long house, 10 small tribal-inspired hillside cottages and view deck.
TRAINER Dan Skelton is set to run Long House Hall at the Cheltenham Festival before a possible crack at the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on April 14.
Runner-up in the Rowland Meyrick Chase at Wetherby on Boxing Day, he looked booked for minor honours again jumping the final fence, but lunged late to get up and beat Warriors Tale by a head, with 13-8 favourite L'Ami Serge and the long-absent Long House Hall close up in third and fourth respectively.