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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
along
adv
  1. with a forward motion; "we drove along admiring the view"; "the horse trotted along at a steady pace"; "the circus traveled on to the next city"; "move along"; "march on"
    Synonym(s): along, on
  2. in accompaniment or as a companion; "his little sister came along to the movies"; "I brought my camera along"; "working along with his father"
  3. to a more advanced state; "the work is moving along"; "well along in their research"; "hurrying their education along"; "getting along in years"
  4. in addition (usually followed by `with'); "we sent them food and some clothing went along in the package"; "along with the package came a bill"; "consider the advantages along with the disadvantages"
  5. in line with a length or direction (often followed by `by' or `beside'); "pass the word along"; "ran along beside me"; "cottages along by the river"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Along \A*long"\, prep.
      By the length of, as distinguished from across. [bd]Along the
      lowly lands.[b8] --Dryden.
  
               The kine . . . went along the highway.   --1 Sam. vi.
                                                                              12.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Along \A*long"\ [AS. gelang owing to.]
      (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.] [bd]On
            me is not along thin evil fare.[b8] --Chaucer. [bd]And all
            this is long of you.[b8] --Shak. [bd]This increase of
            price is all along of the foreigners.[b8] --London Punch.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Along \A*long"\ (?; 115), adv. [OE. along, anlong, AS. andlang,
      along; pref. and- (akin to OFris. ond-, OHG. ant-, Ger. ent-,
      Goth. and-, anda-, L. ante, Gr. [?], Skr. anti, over against)
      + lang long. See {Long}.]
      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 through the course of; during the whole
            time; throughout. [bd]I have all along declared this to be
            a neutral paper.[b8] --Addison.
  
      {To get along}, to get on; to make progress, as in business.
            [bd]She 'll get along in heaven better than you or I.[b8]
            --Mrs. Stowe.
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