Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To extend in space or length;
To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue;
Prolongawhile the traitor's life.
The unhappy queen with talk
To put off to a distant time; to postpone.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of. Temperate habits tend to prolong life.
2.To lengthen; to draw out in time by delay; to continue.
Th' unhappy queen with talk prolong'd the night.
3.To put off to a distant time.
For I myself am not so well provided
As else I would be, were the day prolong'd.
4.To extend in space or length.