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Definitions for prolong
prəˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋpro·long

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolong, protract, extend, draw outverb

    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 upverb

    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. prolongverb

    To extend in space or length.

  2. prolongverb

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

  3. prolongverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To PROLONGverb

    Etymology: prolonger, Fr. pro and longus, Lat.

    Henceforth I fly not death, nor would prolong
    Life much. John Milton.

    Th’ unhappy queen with talk prolong’d the night. Dryd.

    To-morrow in my judgment is too sudden;
    For I myself am not so well provided,
    As else I would be were the day prolong’d. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolongadjective

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

  2. Prolongadjective

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

  3. Prolongadjective

    to put off to a distant time; to postpone

  4. 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. Mitch McConnell:

    The Senate should not wait to act. I sincerely hope that even our colleagues who may wish to vote against the House GOP bill will not make us prolong this brief lapse in authorities, and we'll be able to get these tools back online this week.

  2. 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.

  3. Phil Klotzbach:

    Climatologically, what ends your hurricane season is too much wind shear, so La Niña tends to prolong the hurricane season since it tends to reduce shear, of course, last year is an example of La Niña prolonging the season... on steroids.

  4. Kirya michael Owen:

    I want to go when I want It's tasteless to prolong life artificially I have done my share If it's time to go I will do it elegantly

  5. Ben Lomai:

    We can go straight to assessing reasonable compensation without having to prolong the case any further.

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