from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Archaic To remove or carry away to a distance, especially so as to conceal.
- transitive v. Archaic To take (oneself) to a distance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove (something) to a distance.
- v. To remove (oneself); to retire, move away (from).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To remove afar off; to withdraw.
- transitive v. To convey to a distance, or beyond the jurisdiction, or to conceal, as goods liable to distress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See eloin, etc.
Middle English elongen, from Old French esloigner, from Late Latin ēlongāre : Latin ē-, ex-, ex- + Latin longus, long, distant; see del-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman esloignier, Old French esloignier, from Late Latin exlongare. (Wiktionary)