as, to lengthen a line or a road; to lengthen life; --
sometimes followed by out.
What if I please to lengthen out his date. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Lengthen — Length en, v. i. To become longer. Locke. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lengthen — I verb add to, aggrandize, amplify, augment, compound, continue, draw out, elongate, enlarge, enlarge upon, expand, extend, increase, keep, make larger, project, prolong, prolongate, protract, spin out, spread, stretch, supplement, sustain,… … Law dictionary
lengthen — (v.) late 14c., from LENGTH (Cf. length) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Related: Lengthened; lengthening. Earlier verb was simply length (c.1300) … Etymology dictionary
lengthen — *extend, elongate, prolong, protract Analogous words: *increase, augment: *expand, amplify, distend Antonyms: shorten Contrasted words: abridge, abbreviate, curtail (see SHORTEN) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
lengthen — [v] extend amplify, augment, continue, dilate, distend, drag out, draw, draw out*, elongate, expand, increase, let out, make longer, pad, proceed, prolong, prolongate, protract, reach, spin out*, stretch, string out*; concepts 236,239,245 Ant.… … New thesaurus
lengthen — ► VERB ▪ make or become longer … English terms dictionary
lengthen — [leŋk′thən, leŋ′thən] vt., vi. to make or become longer SYN. EXTEND lengthener n … English World dictionary
lengthen — lengthener, n. /lengk theuhn, leng , len /, v.t. 1. to make longer; make greater in length. v.i. 2. to become greater in length; grow long or longer. [1490 1500; LENGTH + EN1] Syn. 1. elongate, draw out. LENGTHEN, EXTEND, STRETCH, PROLONG,… … Universalium
lengthen — UK [ˈleŋθ(ə)n] / US [ˈleŋθən] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms lengthen : present tense I/you/we/they lengthen he/she/it lengthens present participle lengthening past tense lengthened past participle lengthened to become longer, or to… … English dictionary
lengthen — Ho olō ihi, ho ololoa, ho ohuelo. ♦ To lengthen by grafting or splicing, pāna i. ♦ To lengthen a sound, ho okō i ka leo, ume. ♦ To lengthen, as a speech or story, ho olō ihi; hilohilo (rare) … English-Hawaiian dictionary