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Definitions for lengthen
ˈlɛŋk θən, ˈlɛŋ-, ˈlɛn-length·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lengthen(verb)

    make longer

    "Lengthen this skirt, please"

  2. lengthen(verb)

    become long or longer

    "In Spring, the days lengthen"


  1. lengthen(Verb)

    To make longer, to extend the length of.

  2. lengthen(Verb)

    To become longer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lengthen(verb)

    to extent in length; to make longer in extent or duration; as, to lengthen a line or a road; to lengthen life; -- sometimes followed by out

  2. Lengthen(verb)

    to become longer

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lengthen

    To extend in length; to make longer; to elongate; as, to lengthen a line of troops. To lengthen the step, to take more than the prescribed pace.

How to pronounce lengthen?

  1. Alex
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How to say lengthen in sign language?

  1. lengthen


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lengthen in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lengthen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of lengthen in a Sentence

  1. Author Unknown:

    To save time is to lengthen life.

  2. Ryan Goodwin:

    The new device has a magnetic actuator, so it’s an expandable rod so once it’s implanted it’s not necessary to go back in with another operation to lengthen it, simply using a magnetic actuator can actually lengthen the rods slowly through the patient’s skin without having to do an operation.

  3. Cullen Hightower:

    Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

  5. Chief Executive Officer Almir Bendine:

    Even if we hit a road-bump we have sufficient cash through 2017, this doesn't mean if we have good opportunities to raise cash or lengthen maturities we won't do it.

Images & Illustrations of lengthen

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