from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make or grow longer.
- adj. Made longer; extended.
- adj. Having more length than width; slender.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. lengthened, extended.
- adj. slender.
- v. To make long or longer by pulling and stretching; to make elongated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To lengthen; to extend; to stretch.
- transitive v. To remove further off.
- intransitive v. 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Late Latin ēlongāre, ēlongāt-; see eloign.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin elongare, elongat-, a combination of ex- ("out") + longus ("long"). (Wiktionary)