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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolongation, protraction, perpetuation, lengtheningnoun

    the act of prolonging something

    "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks"


  1. lengtheningnoun

    a type of sound change when a sound (especially a vowel) lengthens


  1. lengthening

    Lengthening is the process or action of making something longer, either by physical extension or the addition of extra time or content. It can apply to various contexts such as time duration, physical objects, sounds or even the extension of words in linguistics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lengthening

    of Lengthen

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lengthening

    The operation of cutting a ship down across the middle, and adding a certain portion to her length. This is done by sawing her planks asunder in different parts of her length, on each side of the midship-frame, to prevent her from being weakened too much in one place. One end is then drawn apart to the required distance. An intermediate piece of timber is next added to the keel, and the vacancy filled up. The two parts of the keelson are afterwards united. Finally, the planks of the side are prolonged, so as to unite with each other, and those of the ceiling refitted.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lengthening in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lengthening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of lengthening in a Sentence

  1. Rig Veda:

    Let the stronger man give to the man whose need is greater let him gaze upon the lengthening path of life. For riches roll like the wheels of a chariot, turning from one to another.

  2. Lin Ying-yu:

    I do n’t think the lengthening of service alone will lead to better national defense.

  3. Charles Lamb:

    A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.

  4. Winston Churchill:

    Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

  5. Charlotte McKinney:

    I’m all about lengthening and toning, i don’t do heavy weights. I don’t really do anything too intense. It’s more cardio and stretching and yoga and keeping long, lean muscles as opposed to doing a bunch of reps with weights. I usually [work out] six days a week [but] it’s more of a mental thing. Mentally, I feel so much better after I work out. I would say an hour a day, sometimes two hours. It just depends, but I’ve learned to not be so hard on myself.

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