What does elongate mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linear, elongate(adj)

    (of a leaf shape) long and narrow

  2. elongate, elongated(verb)

    having notably more length than width; being long and slender

    "an elongate tail tapering to a point"; "the old man's gaunt and elongated frame"

  3. elongate, stretch(verb)

    make long or longer by pulling and stretching

    "stretch the fabric"


  1. elongate(Verb)

    To make long or longer by pulling and stretching; to make elongated.

  2. elongate(Adjective)

    lengthened, extended.

  3. elongate(Adjective)


  4. Origin: elongare, elongat-, a combination of ex- ("out") + longus ("long").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elongate(adj)

    to lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a line

  2. Elongate(adj)

    to remove further off

  3. Elongate(verb)

    to depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit

  4. Elongate(adj)

    drawn out at length; elongated; as, an elongate leaf

  5. Origin: [LL. elongatus.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elongate

    e-long′gāt, v.t. to make longer: to extend.—p.adjs. Elong′ate, -d.—n. Elongā′tion, act of lengthening out: distance. [Low L. elongāre, -ātume, out, longus, long.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elongate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elongate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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