1 By the length; in a line with the length; lengthwise. Some laid along . . . on spokes of wheels are hung. Dryden.
2 In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward. We will go along by the king’s highway. Numb. xxi. 22. He struck with his o’ertaking wings, And chased us south along. Coleridge.
3 In company; together. He to England shall along with you. Shak. All along, all trough the course of; during the whole time; throughout. “I have all along declared this to be a neutral paper.” Addison.
By the length of, as distinguished from across. “Along the lowly lands.” Dryden. The kine . . . went along the highway. 1 Sam. vi. 12.
(Now heard only in the prep. phrase along of.) Along of, Along on, often shortened to Long of, prep. phr., owing to; on account of. [Obs. or Low. Eng.] “On me is not along thin evil fare.” Chaucer. “And all this is long of you.” Shak. “This increase of price is all along of the foreigners.” London Punch.