HyperDic: elongate

English > 3 senses of the word elongate:
VERBchangeelongate, stretchmake long or longer by pulling and stretching
ADJECTIVEallelongate, linear(of a leaf shape) long and narrow
allelongate, elongatedhaving notably more length than width
elongate > pronunciation
Soundsihlao'nggeyt
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > elongate: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of a leaf shape) long and narrow.
Synonymlinear
Broadersimple, unsubdivided(botany) of leaf shapes
Spanishlineal
Catalanlinear
English > elongate: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving notably more length than width; being long and slender.
Examples
  • "an elongate tail tapering to a point"
  • "the old man's gaunt and elongated frame"
Synonymelongated
Broaderlongprimarily spatial sense
Spanishalargado
English > elongate: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake long or longer by pulling and stretching.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstretch
Cause tostretchBecome longer by being stretched and pulled
Narrowertree, shoetreeStretch (a shoe) on a shoetree
Broaderlengthenmake longer
Spanishdistender, ensanchar, estirar, extender
Catalanallargar, distendre, eixamplar, estirar
Nounselongationthe act of lengthening something
elongationan addition to the length of something
elongationthe quality of being elongated

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