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length·en

 (lĕngk′thən, lĕng′-, lĕn′-)
tr. & intr.v. length·ened, length·en·ing, length·ens
To make or become longer.

length′en·er n.
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lengthen

(ˈlɛŋkθən; ˈlɛŋθən)
vb
to make or become longer
ˈlengthener n
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length•en

(ˈlɛŋk θən, ˈlɛŋ-, ˈlɛn-)

v.t., v.i.
to make or become greater in length.
[1490–1500]
length′en•er, n.
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lengthen


Past participle: lengthened
Gerund: lengthening

Imperative
lengthen
lengthen
Present
I lengthen
you lengthen
he/she/it lengthens
we lengthen
you lengthen
they lengthen
Preterite
I lengthened
you lengthened
he/she/it lengthened
we lengthened
you lengthened
they lengthened
Present Continuous
I am lengthening
you are lengthening
he/she/it is lengthening
we are lengthening
you are lengthening
they are lengthening
Present Perfect
I have lengthened
you have lengthened
he/she/it has lengthened
we have lengthened
you have lengthened
they have lengthened
Past Continuous
I was lengthening
you were lengthening
he/she/it was lengthening
we were lengthening
you were lengthening
they were lengthening
Past Perfect
I had lengthened
you had lengthened
he/she/it had lengthened
we had lengthened
you had lengthened
they had lengthened
Future
I will lengthen
you will lengthen
he/she/it will lengthen
we will lengthen
you will lengthen
they will lengthen
Future Perfect
I will have lengthened
you will have lengthened
he/she/it will have lengthened
we will have lengthened
you will have lengthened
they will have lengthened
Future Continuous
I will be lengthening
you will be lengthening
he/she/it will be lengthening
we will be lengthening
you will be lengthening
they will be lengthening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lengthening
you have been lengthening
he/she/it has been lengthening
we have been lengthening
you have been lengthening
they have been lengthening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lengthening
you will have been lengthening
he/she/it will have been lengthening
we will have been lengthening
you will have been lengthening
they will have been lengthening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lengthening
you had been lengthening
he/she/it had been lengthening
we had been lengthening
you had been lengthening
they had been lengthening
Conditional
I would lengthen
you would lengthen
he/she/it would lengthen
we would lengthen
you would lengthen
they would lengthen
Past Conditional
I would have lengthened
you would have lengthened
he/she/it would have lengthened
we would have lengthened
you would have lengthened
they would have lengthened
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.lengthen - make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
prolong, protract, draw out, extend - lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"
elongate, stretch - make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"
shorten - make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness"
2.lengthen - become long or longer; "In Spring, the days lengthen"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
shorten - become short or shorter; "In winter, the days shorten"
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lengthen

verb
1. extend, continue, increase, stretch, expand, elongate, make longer The runway had to be lengthened.
extend cut, trim, diminish, cut down, shorten, curtail, abbreviate, abridge
2. protract, extend, prolong, draw out, spin out, make longer They want to lengthen the school day.
protract cut, cut down, shorten, curtail
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lengthen

verb
To make or become longer:
Mathematics: produce.
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Translations
يُطَوِّل
prodloužit
blive længereforlænge
hosszabbíthosszabbodik
lengja
podaljšati se
uza mak

lengthen

[ˈleŋ(k)θən]
A. VT [+ dress, trousers] → alargar; [+ term, period, life, jail sentence] → prolongar, alargar (Ling) [+ vowel] → alargar
to lengthen one's stridealargar el paso
B. VI [shadows, queue, skirts, days, nights] → alargarse; [silence] → prolongarse
the odds on us succeeding are lengtheninglas probabilidades de que lo consigamos están disminuyendo
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lengthen

[ˈlɛŋθən]
vt [+ object] → allonger; [+ period of time] → allonger
The runway had to be lengthened → La piste a dû être allongée.
Post-operative infection can lengthen recovery time → Les infections postopératoires peuvent allonger le temps de guérison.
By stopping smoking she believed she would lengthen her life → En arrêtant de fumer, elle pensait pouvoir allonger sa vie.
to lengthen one's stride → allonger le pas
vi [queue, waiting list] → s'allonger; [shadows] → s'allonger; [silence] → se prolonger
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lengthen

vtverlängern; clothes, queueslänger machen; to lengthen one’s stridegrößere Schritte machen
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lengthen

[ˈlɛŋθn]
1. vt (distance) → allungare; (time) → prolungare
2. viallungarsi
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length

(leŋθ) noun
1. the distance from one end to the other of an object, period of time etc. What is the length of your car?; Please note down the length of time it takes you to do this.
2. a piece of something, especially cloth. I bought a (3–metre) length of silk.
3. in racing, the measurement from end to end of a horse, boat etc. He won by a length; The other boat is several lengths in front.
ˈlengthen verb
to make or become longer. I'll have to lengthen this skirt; The days are lengthening now that the spring has come.
ˈlengthways/ˈlengthwise adverb
in the direction of the length. She folded the towels lengthways.
ˈlengthy adjective
of great, often too great, length. This essay is interesting but lengthy.
at length
1. in detail; taking a long time. She told us at length about her accident.
2. at last. At length the walkers arrived home.
go to any lengths
to do anything, no matter how extreme, dishonest, wicked etc, to achieve a particular aim. She'd go to any lengths to get herself promoted.
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lengthen

v. alargar, extender, dilatar, prolongar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Every word is either current, or strange, or metaphorical, or ornamental, or newly-coined, or lengthened, or contracted, or altered.
``Amongst the ruins of the church The midnight raven found a perch, A melancholy place; The ruthless Conqueror cast down, Woe worth the deed, that little town, To lengthen out his chase.''
They looked like a succession of sharp points lengthened into a tremulous line.
Verily, not the rope-makers will I resemble: they lengthen out their cord, and thereby go ever backward.
Allen's house; and that they should there part with a most affectionate and lengthened shake of hands, after learning, to their mutual relief, that they should see each other across the theatre at night, and say their prayers in the same chapel the next morning.
The doctors, this time, had no fear for his life, provided that his patience would support him through a lengthened period of the most absolute repose.
Happily the facilities of the composite order presented themselves to effect a compromise, and the rafters were lengthened, so as to give a descent that should carry off the frozen element.
The shadows lengthened and crept out like stealthy, grotesque monsters across the grass.
Stutely filled the Bishop's beaker with wine each time he emptied it, and the Bishop got mellower and mellower as the afternoon shades lengthened on toward sunset.
Increase its size fivefold or tenfold, give it strength proportionate to its size, lengthen its destructive weapons, and you obtain the animal required.
wise the old philosophers who sought To lengthen their long sunsets among flowers, By stealing the young night's unsullied hours And the dim moments with sweet burdens fraught.
But often a pause so gained lengthened out until it evolved into a complete cessation from the attack.