headlong vs headlong what difference

what is difference between headlong and headlong

English

Etymology

From Middle English hedlong, alteration of hedling, heedling, hevedlynge (headlong), assimilated to long. More at headling.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɛdlɒŋ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɛdlɔŋ/
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈhɛdlɑŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛdlɒŋ
  • Hyphenation: head‧long

Adverb

headlong (not comparable)

  1. With the head first or down.
  2. With an unrestrained forward motion.
    Figures out today show the economy plunging headlong into recession.
  3. Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation, in haste, hastily

Antonyms

  • arselong (UK dialect)

Translations

Adjective

headlong (comparative more headlong, superlative most headlong)

  1. Precipitous.
  2. Plunging downwards head foremost.
  3. Rushing forward without restraint.
  4. (figuratively) Reckless, impetuous.
    • 1869, RD Blackmoore, Lorna Doone, II:
      “Time is up,” cried another boy, more headlong than head-monitor.

Derived terms

  • headlongness
  • headlongs

Translations

Verb

headlong (third-person singular simple present headlongs, present participle headlonging, simple past and past participle headlonged)

  1. (transitive) To precipitate.

Anagrams

  • Hogeland


English

Etymology

From Middle English hedlong, alteration of hedling, heedling, hevedlynge (headlong), assimilated to long. More at headling.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɛdlɒŋ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɛdlɔŋ/
  • (cotcaught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈhɛdlɑŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛdlɒŋ
  • Hyphenation: head‧long

Adverb

headlong (not comparable)

  1. With the head first or down.
  2. With an unrestrained forward motion.
    Figures out today show the economy plunging headlong into recession.
  3. Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation, in haste, hastily

Antonyms

  • arselong (UK dialect)

Translations

Adjective

headlong (comparative more headlong, superlative most headlong)

  1. Precipitous.
  2. Plunging downwards head foremost.
  3. Rushing forward without restraint.
  4. (figuratively) Reckless, impetuous.
    • 1869, RD Blackmoore, Lorna Doone, II:
      “Time is up,” cried another boy, more headlong than head-monitor.

Derived terms

  • headlongness
  • headlongs

Translations

Verb

headlong (third-person singular simple present headlongs, present participle headlonging, simple past and past participle headlonged)

  1. (transitive) To precipitate.

Anagrams

  • Hogeland

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