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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolongation, protraction, perpetuation, lengthening(noun)

    the act of prolonging something

    "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks"


  1. lengthening(Noun)

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

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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How to say lengthening in sign language?

  1. lengthening


  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. Justin Crane:

    Competition for mandates will increase, leading to further pricing compression, particularly fees, lengthening of tenors and loosening of structures.

  2. 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.

  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.

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