Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having existed or persisted for a long time: a longtime friend; a longtime resident of Detroit.

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  • adj. Having endured for a long period of time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of long duration

Etymologies

long +‎ time (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Cuomo said that he has unearthed what he calls a longtime Albany secret that quietly and drastically increases spending in a flawed budget process.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Mr. Rosen, who was one of the three founders of Amalgamated in 2003, is leaving to pursue what he described as his longtime interests in public affairs and progressive politics.

    NYT > Home Page

  • In 2006 elections, the Haitian masses voted in longtime Aristide ally René Préval as president.

    Think Progress » Chavez Attacks U.S. Efforts In Haiti: ‘They Are Occupying Haiti Undercover’

  • But Banderas assumed it referred to his longtime friend and the director of the film, Pedro Almodovar, and happily launched into an answer.

    Marshall Fine: Interview: Antonio Banderas Talks About Plastic Surgery

  • Mr. Uffelman plans to discuss his concerns with members of Nevada's congressional delegation, including Sen. Reid, whom he described as a longtime ILC supporter.

    Corporate Lenders' Cry: Let Us Be

  • The Marriott ethic in their hotels is hospitality par excellante, and the company trains and treats its employees better than any I know as a longtime traveler.

    George Archibald: Religious Intolerance

  • It's the term a longtime senior Israeli defense adviser used in a conversation with me a few months ago:  a military effort to crush Palestinian resistance for a generation.

    Israel's Endgame

  • After each fight, he calls his longtime girlfriend,

    Britain's Biggest Loser Fights

  • Drayman said he had been referred to Glendale-based National Fire Systems, the lead contractor for the job, by an ADI manager, Khachik Zargarian, whom he identified as a longtime friend.

    latimes.com - News

  • The sign bearing the name of longtime Niles ex-Mayor Nicholas Blase, who went to prison for extortion, will be removed from outside Village Hall following a vote by trustees Tuesday night.

    News - chicagotribune.com

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