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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. Benjamin Franklin:

    To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.

  4. Latin Proverb:

    Do not lengthen the quarrel while there is an opportunity of escaping.

  5. Larry Wall:

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

Images & Illustrations of lengthen

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