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Definitions for prolong
prəˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋpro·long

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolong, protract, extend, draw out(verb)

    lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

    "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"

  2. prolong, sustain, keep up(verb)

    lengthen or extend in duration or space

    "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"

Wiktionary

  1. prolong(Verb)

    To extend in space or length.

  2. prolong(Verb)

    To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue.

  3. prolong(Verb)

    To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.

    The government shouldn't prolong deciding on this issue any further.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolong(adj)

    to extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line

    Etymology: [F. prolonger, L. prolongare; pro before, forth + longus long. See Long, a., and cf. Prolongate, Purloin. ]

  2. Prolong(adj)

    to lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days

    Etymology: [F. prolonger, L. prolongare; pro before, forth + longus long. See Long, a., and cf. Prolongate, Purloin. ]

  3. Prolong(adj)

    to put off to a distant time; to postpone

    Etymology: [F. prolonger, L. prolongare; pro before, forth + longus long. See Long, a., and cf. Prolongate, Purloin. ]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prolong

    prō-long′, v.t. to lengthen out: (Shak.) to put off to another time: to continue.—v.i. to lengthen out.—v.t. Prolong′āte, to lengthen.—ns. Prolongā′tion, act of prolonging in space or time: the additional length made by prolonging; Prolong′er. [Fr. prolonger—L. prolongārepro, forward, longus, long.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prolong in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prolong in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of prolong in a Sentence

  1. Lief Chiang:

    The feed grain price drop would prolong the high breeding margins for hog breeders, which are now recovering their herds, while for the corn processing industry, some products can be competitive globally.

  2. Albino Oliveira:

    We'll see what happens in parliament, if lawmakers reject the government program it will prolong uncertainty, but if it is approved it will stabilize the situation.

  3. Rory McIlroy:

    It's their offseason, i guess for me it was to see all those guys in the gym before their season starts and they're so dedicated and committed to what they do, especially those two guys, Peyton and Tom Brady. They're both in their mid-30s and they want to prolong their careers as much as they can.

  4. Achilles Macris:

    Today the FCA has finally accepted that this allegation against me was utterly wrong, now that the FCA has accepted that I did not deliberately mislead it, I have decided not to prolong what has been a drawn out and burdensome process and have settled with the FCA, on the basis that there is no prohibition on my working in the regulated sector.

  5. C. S. Lewis:

    It is easy to think the State has a lot of different objects -- military, political, economic, and what not. But in a way things are much simpler than that. The State exists simply to promote and to protect the ordinary happiness of human beings in this life. A husband and wife chatting over a fire, a couple of friends having a game of darts in a pub, a man reading a book in his own room or digging in his own garden -- that is what the State is there for. And unless they are helping to increase and prolong and protect such moments, all the laws, parliaments, armies, courts, police, economics, etc., are simply a waste of time.

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