Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To lengthen; to extend; to stretch;
To remove further off.
Sir T. Browne.
To depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.
Drawn out at length; elongated;“An elongate form.”
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To lengthen; to extend.
2.To remove farther off.
elongate (comparative more elongate, superlative most elongate)
elongate (third-person singular simple present elongates, present participle elongating, simple past and past participle elongated)
- To make long or longer by pulling and stretching; to make elongated.
- To depart to, or be at, a distance; especially, to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit.
- (obsolete) To remove further off.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
to make long
- first-person plural present active imperative of ēlongō