Adjective "lengthen" definition and examples

(Lengthen may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈlɛŋ(k)θ(ə)n//ˈlɛn(t)θən/

Definitions and examples

verb

Make or become longer.
  1. no object 'in the spring when the days are lengthening'
  2. 'As the list of lies lengthens, the insult to us expands.'
  3. 'My stride lengthened and I regulated my breathing as my track coach had taught me.'
  4. 'However, the sun had distorted the shadow, lengthening it.'
  5. 'His strides lengthened and he picked up his pace, as if eager to reach our destination.'
  6. 'The assailant was wearing a hooded cloak and the setting sun had lengthened the shadow covering his face.'
  7. 'He says that if this changes and as the burden of disease grows with an increasingly elderly population, Scotland may see its waiting times lengthen.'
  8. 'As the afternoon shadows lengthen, the gradient starts to ease and our progress becomes more assured.'
  9. 'There are jobs to be done as days lengthen and the rate of growth increases.'
  10. 'Then, as the candles burnt and the shadows lengthened, we started to think about it properly.'
  11. 'Whether one side has ‘more of it’ or ‘less of it’ becomes increasingly significant as the struggle lengthens.'
  12. 'It places more or less equal stress on all syllables, usually with the final syllable of a tone unit somewhat lengthened.'
  13. 'As far as Sanskrit is concerned, the most important of these is that a macron above a vowel serves to lengthen it, roughly doubling the length of the sound.'

More definitions

1. to make longer; make greater in length. verb (used without object)

2. to become greater in length; grow long or longer.

More examples(as adjective)

"newses can be lengthen."