- to draw out to greater length; lengthen; extend.
- to increase in length.
- extended; lengthened.
- long and thin.
Origin of elongate
Examples from the Web for elongate
Contemporary Examples of elongate
By keeping Brody alive, Gansa and his team have forced themselves to elongate his romantic relationship with Carrie as well.‘Homeland’ Is Finally Back On Track with Season 3’s Penultimate Episode, “Big Man in Tehran”
December 9, 2013
And it's easier to delay something than to make something happen, so things tended to elongate rather than abbreviate.Donald Rumsfeld on What Went Right
February 8, 2011
Historical Examples of elongate
"We must wait a bit," says the old man, his face seeming to elongate.An Outcast
F. Colburn Adams
And Johnnie's weight was not enough to elongate its set curves.The Rich Little Poor Boy
Also, used to elongate the mast of any boat by stepping it in a tabernacle.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Some of the species are simple, elongate and clavate bodies.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.
George Francis Atkinson
Levi Pope's face seemed to elongate as he contemplated Ford's question.Shaman
- to make or become longer; stretch
- long and narrow; slenderelongate leaves
- lengthened or tapered
Word Origin for elongate
1530s, from Late Latin elongatus, past participle of elongare "to prolong, protract" (see elongation). Earlier in the same sense was elongen (mid-15c.). Related: Elongated; elongating.