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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linear, elongateadjective

    (of a leaf shape) long and narrow

  2. elongate, elongatedverb

    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, stretchverb

    make long or longer by pulling and stretching

    "stretch the fabric"


  1. elongateverb

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

  2. elongateadjective

    lengthened, extended.

  3. elongateadjective


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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ELONGATEverb

    To lengthen; to draw out; to protract; to stretch.

    Etymology: from longus, Latin.

  2. To Elongateverb

    To go off to a distance from any thing.

    About Cape Frio in Brasilia, the South point of the compass varyeth twelve degrees unto the West; but elongating from the coast of Brasilia, towards the shore of Africa, it varyeth eastward. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 2.


  1. elongate

    To elongate something means to extend its length, make it longer or cause it to appear longer. This term can be applied to various contexts such as physical objects, body parts, time periods, or discussions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elongateadjective

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

  2. Elongateadjective

    to remove further off

  3. Elongateverb

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

  4. Elongateadjective

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

  5. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of elongate in a Sentence

  1. Phil Mickelson:

    I'm just making more and more progress just by trying to elongate my focus, i might try to play 36, 45 holes in a day and try to focus on each shot so that when I go out and play 18, it doesn't feel like it's that much.

  2. Jared Carmel:

    The volatility will remain for a bit and elongate the timeline for an IPO, but it's also our belief that this won't last forever. The market is just taking a breather.

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