Lengthen
Lengthen Length"en (-'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lengthened} (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lengthening} (-'n*[i^]ng).] To extent in length; to make longer in extent or duration; as, to lengthen a line or a road; to lengthen life; -- sometimes followed by out. [1913 Webster]

What if I please to lengthen out his date. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lengthen — Length en, v. i. To become longer. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lengthen — I verb add to, aggrandize, amplify, augment, compound, continue, draw out, elongate, enlarge, enlarge upon, expand, extend, increase, keep, make larger, project, prolong, prolongate, protract, spin out, spread, stretch, supplement, sustain,… …   Law dictionary

  • lengthen — (v.) late 14c., from LENGTH (Cf. length) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Related: Lengthened; lengthening. Earlier verb was simply length (c.1300) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lengthen — *extend, elongate, prolong, protract Analogous words: *increase, augment: *expand, amplify, distend Antonyms: shorten Contrasted words: abridge, abbreviate, curtail (see SHORTEN) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lengthen — [v] extend amplify, augment, continue, dilate, distend, drag out, draw, draw out*, elongate, expand, increase, let out, make longer, pad, proceed, prolong, prolongate, protract, reach, spin out*, stretch, string out*; concepts 236,239,245 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • lengthen — ► VERB ▪ make or become longer …   English terms dictionary

  • lengthen — [leŋk′thən, leŋ′thən] vt., vi. to make or become longer SYN. EXTEND lengthener n …   English World dictionary

  • lengthen — lengthener, n. /lengk theuhn, leng , len /, v.t. 1. to make longer; make greater in length. v.i. 2. to become greater in length; grow long or longer. [1490 1500; LENGTH + EN1] Syn. 1. elongate, draw out. LENGTHEN, EXTEND, STRETCH, PROLONG,… …   Universalium

  • lengthen — UK [ˈleŋθ(ə)n] / US [ˈleŋθən] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms lengthen : present tense I/you/we/they lengthen he/she/it lengthens present participle lengthening past tense lengthened past participle lengthened to become longer, or to… …   English dictionary

  • lengthen —   Ho olō ihi, ho ololoa, ho ohuelo.    ♦ To lengthen by grafting or splicing, pāna i.    ♦ To lengthen a sound, ho okō i ka leo, ume.    ♦ To lengthen, as a speech or story, ho olō ihi; hilohilo (rare) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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