elongate

  • 1 Elongate — E*lon gate, a. [LL. elongatus.] Drawn out at length; elongated; as, an elongate leaf. An elongate form. Earle. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Elongate — E*lon gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elongated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Elongating}.] [LL. elongatus, p. p. of elongare to remove, to prolong; e + L. longus long. See {Long}, a., and cf. {Eloign}.] 1. To lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Elongate — E*lon gate, v. i. To depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 elongate — index extend (enlarge), protract (stall), sustain (prolong) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 elongate — 1530s, from L.L. elongatus, pp. of elongare to prolong, protract (see ELONGATION (Cf. elongation)). Earlier in the same sense was elongen (mid 15c.). Related: Elongated; elongating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 elongate — lengthen, *extend, prolong, protract Antonyms: abbreviate, shorten Contrasted words: abridge, curtail, retrench (see SHORTEN): shrink, compress, *contract …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 elongate — [v] make longer drag one’s feet*, drag out, draw, draw out, extend, fill, lengthen, let out, pad*, prolong, prolongate, protract, put rubber in*, spin out, stretch; concepts 137,239,250 Ant. constrict, contract, shorten …

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  • 8 elongate — ► VERB ▪ make or become longer. DERIVATIVES elongation noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «move away»: from Latin elongare place at a distance …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 elongate — [ē lôŋ′gāt΄, ilôŋ′gāt΄] vt., vi. elongated, elongating [< LL elongatus, pp. of elongare, to prolong < L e , out + longus, LONG1] to make or become longer; stretch adj. 1. lengthened; stretched 2. Bot. long and narrow: said as of certain… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 elongate — [[t]i͟ːlɒŋgeɪt, AM ɪlɔ͟ːŋ [/t]] elongates, elongating, elongated V ERG If you elongate something or if it elongates, you stretch it so that it becomes longer. [FORMAL] [V n] Mom, she intoned, elongating the word until it sounded like a foghorn …

    English dictionary

  • 11 elongate — UK [ˈiːlɒŋɡeɪt] / US [ɪˈlɔŋˌɡeɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms elongate : present tense I/you/we/they elongate he/she/it elongates present participle elongating past tense elongated past participle elongated to become longer, or to… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 elongate — elon·gate i lȯŋ .gāt vb, gat·ed; gat·ing vt to extend the length of vi to grow in length elongate or elon·gat·ed adj long in proportion to width …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13 elongate — I. verb ( gated; gating) Etymology: Late Latin elongatus, past participle of elongare, to withdraw, from Latin e + longus Date: 1578 transitive verb to extend the length of intransitive verb to grow in length II. adjec …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 elongate — of lengthened slender form; longer than deep, e.g. Anguillidae, Stichaeidae …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 15 elongate — v. [L. elongatus, prolonged] To lengthen or stretch out …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 16 elongate — elongative /ee lawng gay tiv, ee long /, adj. /i lawng gayt, i long , ee lawng gayt , ee long /, v., elongated, elongating, adj. v.t. 1. to draw out to greater length; lengthen; extend. v.i. 2. to increase in length. adj. Also, elongated. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 17 elongate — 1. adjective a) lengthened, extended. b) slender. 2. verb To make long or longer by pulling and stretching; to make elongated …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 elongate — Lengthened, longer than deep or wide [Butler, T.H.] …

    Crustacea glossary

  • 19 elongate — Synonyms and related words: continue, drag out, draw, draw out, elongated, extend, extended, lengthen, lengthen out, lengthened, lengthy, let out, long, produce, prolong, prolongate, protract, pull, spin out, strain, stretch, stretch out, string …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 elongate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. lengthen, extend, string out. See length. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. prolong, stretch, extend; see lengthen 1 . See Synonym Study at extend . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. lengthen, extend, stretch,… …

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