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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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