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Definitions for PROLONG
prəˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋpro·long

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolong, protract, extend, draw outverb

    lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

    "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"

  2. prolong, sustain, keep upverb

    lengthen or extend in duration or space

    "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"


  1. prolongverb

    To extend in space or length.

  2. prolongverb

    To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue.

  3. prolongverb

    To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.

    The government shouldn't prolong deciding on this issue any further.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To PROLONGverb

    Etymology: prolonger, Fr. pro and longus, Lat.

    Henceforth I fly not death, nor would prolong
    Life much. John Milton.

    Th’ unhappy queen with talk prolong’d the night. Dryd.

    To-morrow in my judgment is too sudden;
    For I myself am not so well provided,
    As else I would be were the day prolong’d. William Shakespeare.


  1. prolong

    To prolong is to extend or lengthen in time or space; to make something last longer or stretch out. It typically involves continuing or adding to a particular situation, experience, or process.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolongadjective

    to extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line

  2. Prolongadjective

    to lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days

  3. Prolongadjective

    to put off to a distant time; to postpone

  4. Etymology: [F. prolonger, L. prolongare; pro before, forth + longus long. See Long, a., and cf. Prolongate, Purloin. ]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prolong

    prō-long′, v.t. to lengthen out: (Shak.) to put off to another time: to continue.—v.i. to lengthen out.—v.t. Prolong′āte, to lengthen.—ns. Prolongā′tion, act of prolonging in space or time: the additional length made by prolonging; Prolong′er. [Fr. prolonger—L. prolongārepro, forward, longus, long.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PROLONG in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PROLONG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of PROLONG in a Sentence

  1. London Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley:

    All counter-terrorism operations are now more patchy in their intelligence than we've ever seen before, we have had occasions where we have had to prolong dangerous operations and to delay arrests until we can confidently obtain evidence because encryption has been slowing our progress down. That delay makes us all very nervous.

  2. Jagan Chapagain:

    This is alarming because it is unfair, and because it could prolong or even worsen this terrible pandemic, let me be clear: In the race to end this pandemic, we are all rowing the same boat. We cannot sacrifice those at highest risk in some countries so that those at lowest risk can be vaccinated in others.

  3. Jakob Korsgaard:

    The industry needs to prolong the current agreement until the main settlement in 2016.

  4. Tiger Woods:

    Just Father Time and some procedures Ive had over the time. Just the way its going to be, one of the reasons why Im playing less tournaments this year is that I can hopefully prolong my career, and be out here for a little bit longer.

  5. Ushma Upadhyay:

    It’s possible that it might not work for some people, and it will prolong their abortions, then by the time they get back to the clinic, they’re seeking abortion later in pregnancy.

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