1. drawn out or made longer spatially (Freq. 1)

Picasso's elongated Don Quixote


lengthened skirts are fashionable this year


the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes


a prolonged black line across the page

Syn: ↑extended, ↑lengthened, ↑prolonged
Similar to: ↑long
2. having notably more length than width; being long and slender (Freq. 1)

an elongate tail tapering to a point


the old man's gaunt and elongated frame

Syn: ↑elongate
Similar to: ↑long

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • elongated — adj. 1. having a length noticeably longer than the width. Syn: elongate. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. rendered longer. Syn: lengthened. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elongated — index protracted Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • elongated — [adj] lengthened dragged out, drawn out, expanded, extended, increased, made longer, outstretched, prolonged, protracted, stretched, strung out; concepts 482,779,798 …   New thesaurus

  • elongated — [[t]i͟ːlɒŋgeɪtɪd, AM ɪlɔ͟ːŋ [/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is elongated, it is very long and thin, often in an unnatural way. The light from my candle threw his elongated shadow on the walls …   English dictionary

  • Elongated — Elongate E*lon gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elongated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Elongating}.] [LL. elongatus, p. p. of elongare to remove, to prolong; e + L. longus long. See {Long}, a., and cf. {Eloign}.] 1. To lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elongated — adj. Elongated is used with these nouns: ↑shape …   Collocations dictionary

  • elongated — e|lon|gat|ed [ˈi:lɔŋgeıtıd US ıˈlo:ŋ ] adj longer than normal ▪ The picture shows two elongated figures dancing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • elongated — e|lon|gat|ed [ ı lɔŋ,geıtəd ] adjective longer and narrower than is normal or natural: elongated fingers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • elongated — adjective longer than normal: tribeswomen with rings around their elongated necks …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • elongated — UK [ˈiːlɒŋˌɡeɪtɪd] / US [ɪˈlɔŋˌɡeɪtəd] adjective longer and narrower than is normal or natural elongated fingers …   English dictionary

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