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Definitions and Synonyms of elongate | Another word for elongate | What is elongate?

Definition 1: make long or longer by pulling and stretching - [verb of change]

Samples where elongate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stretch the fabric

Synonyms for elongate in the sense of this definition

(elongate is a kind of ...) make longer

"Lengthen this skirt, please"

(... is a kind of elongate ) stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree

(elongate causes ...) become longer by being stretched and pulled

"The fabric stretches"

Definition 2: having notably more length than width; being long and slender - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where elongate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an elongate tail tapering to a point
  • the old man's gaunt and elongated frame

Synonyms for elongate in the sense of this definition

(elongate is similar to ...) primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified

"a long road" "a long distance" "contained many long words" "ten miles long"

Definition 3: (of a leaf shape) long and narrow - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for elongate in the sense of this definition

(elongate is similar to ...) (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions

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