ALONG', adv. See Long.
1. By the length; lengthwise; in a line with the length; as, the troops marched along the bank of the river, or along the highway. 1Sam. 6.
2. Onward; in a line, or with a progressive motion; as, a meteor glides along the sky; let us walk along.
All along signifies the whole length; through the whole distance; in the whole way or length.
Ishmael went forth, weeping all along as he went. Jer. 41. 1Sam. 28.
Along with signifies in company; joined with; as, Go along with us. Sometimes with is omitted;
Come then, my friend, my genius, come along.
Along side, in seamen's language, that is, by the length or in a line with the side, signifies side by side, as by another ship or by the side of a wharf.
Along shore is by the shore or coast, lengthwise, and near the shore.
Lying along is lying on the side, or pressed down by the weight of sail.