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. 2008.

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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 — adjective 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:… …   Useful 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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