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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lengthenverb

    make longer

    "Lengthen this skirt, please"

  2. lengthenverb

    become long or longer

    "In Spring, the days lengthen"


  1. lengthenverb

    To make longer, to extend the length of.

  2. lengthenverb

    To become longer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lengthenverb

    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. Lengthenverb

    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.

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  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. Larry Wall:

    The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma.

  3. 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.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

  5. 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.

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