dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


5 definitions found
 for elongate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elongate \E*lon"gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elongated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Elongating.] [LL. elongatus, p. p. of elongare to
     remove, to prolong; e + L. longus long. See Long, a., and
     cf. Eloign.]
     1. To lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a
        line.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To remove further off. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elongate \E*lon"gate\, v. i.
     To depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede
     apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit. [R.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elongate \E*lon"gate\, a. [LL. elongatus.]
     Drawn out at length; elongated; as, an elongate leaf. "An
     elongate form." --Earle.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  elongate
      adj 1: (of a leaf shape) long and narrow [syn: linear,
             elongate]
      2: having notably more length than width; being long and
         slender; "an elongate tail tapering to a point"; "the old
         man's gaunt and elongated frame" [syn: elongate,
         elongated]
      v 1: make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the
           fabric" [syn: elongate, stretch]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "elongate":
     continue, drag out, draw, draw out, elongated, extend, extended,
     lengthen, lengthen out, lengthened, lengthy, let out, long,
     produce, prolong, prolongate, protract, pull, spin out, strain,
     stretch, stretch out, string, string out, tauten, tense, tighten
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229