American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make long or longer; lengthen; extend, stretch, or draw out in length: as, to elongate a rope by splicing.
- To remove further off.
- To recede; move to a greater distance; particularly, to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.
- Lengthened; extended or produced; attenuated; specifically, in zoology and botany, disproportionately or comparatively long or extended: as, a worm has an elongate body; a proboscis is an elongate snout; elongate antennæ are about as long as the body of an insect; elongate elytra extend beyond the abdomen; an elongate flower-stem.
- adj. lengthened, extended.
- adj. slender.
- v. To make long or longer by pulling and stretching; to make elongated.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To lengthen; to extend; to stretch.
- v. obsolete To remove further off.
- v. rare To depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.
- adj. Drawn out at length; elongated.
- v. make long or longer by pulling and stretching
- adj. (of a leaf shape) long and narrow
- adj. having notably more length than width; being long and slender
- New Latin elongare, elongat-, a combination of ex- ("out") + longus ("long"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin ēlongāre, ēlongāt-; see eloign. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“These elongate the front of the foot and the leg, and will come in very handy with the new maxi.”
“ALWAYS extend at least one-eighth of an inch outside of the outer corner to elongate the eye.”
“Second, the best CWBs, like this one, have their belt loops higher than your waist, a neat trick to elongate your legs.”
“I will endeavor to preserve them as they elongate; protecting them from the distortion of multiple seasons.”
““We had always expected a gap-filler with typically intermediate features such as a moderately elongate tail – neither long nor short – but the strange thing about Darwinopterus is that it has a head and neck just like that of advanced pterosaurs, while the rest of the skeleton, including a very long tail, is identical to that of primitive forms”.”
“The sexiest mini-wedge out there is without question Sigerson Morrison's "Kramer," with it's Mondrian-like cutouts in black suede, £410, which elongate the foot and show just enough racy toe cleavage to excite even the least ardent foot fetishist amongst us.”
“Another reason could be because of a splay foot where the ligaments weaken and the foot can elongate and widen.”
“For shorter women attempting the look, Ms. Roy suggests wearing a high heel in a shade that's close to one's skin tone, which will create an optical illusion to "elongate your line and give you as much leg as possible," she says.”
“You don't have to elongate the * i* and so not as strong sounding.”
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