lengthen

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From length +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

lengthen (third-person singular simple present lengthens, present participle lengthening, simple past and past participle lengthened)

  1. (transitive) To make longer, to extend the length of.
  2. (intransitive) To become longer.
    The shadows on the lawn lengthened as the sun began to set.

Antonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]