from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Wearisomely verbose: a long-winded speaker. See Synonyms at wordy.
- adj. Able to maintain breathing power during exertion: a long-winded swimmer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tediously long in speaking; consuming much time; unnecessarily verbose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Long-breathed; hence, tediously long in speaking; consuming much time.
- adj. using or containing too many words.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Long-breathed; using much breath by prolonged speech.
- Tedious from length; of a wearisome or burdensome length: said of speech or writing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. using or containing too many words
Figurative, from long + winded (Wiktionary)