Search Result for "prolonged":
1. relatively long in duration; tediously protracted;
- Example: "a drawn-out argument"
- Example: "an extended discussion"
- Example: "a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"
- Example: "a prolonged and bitter struggle"
- Example: "protracted negotiations"
[syn: drawn-out, extended, lengthy, prolonged, protracted]
2. drawn out or made longer spatially;
- Example: "Picasso's elongated Don Quixote"
- Example: "lengthened skirts are fashionable this year"
- Example: "the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes"
- Example: "a prolonged black line across the page"
[syn: elongated, extended, lengthened, prolonged]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Prolong \Pro*long"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prolonged; p. pr. & vb. n. Prolonging.] [F. prolonger, L. prolongare; pro before, forth + longus long. See Long, a., and cf. Prolongate, Purloin. ] [1913 Webster] 1. To extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line. [1913 Webster] 2. To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days. [1913 Webster] Prolong awhile the traitor's life. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The unhappy queen with talk prolonged the night. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To put off to a distant time; to postpone. --Shak. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "prolonged": dragged out, dragging, drawn, drawn out, drawn-out, elongated, extended, interminable, languishing, lasting, lengthened, lengthy, lingering, long, long-continuing, long-drawn, long-drawn-out, long-pending, long-winded, longsome, marathon, overlong, prolongated, protracted, pulled, spun out, spun-out, straggling, strained, stretched, stretched out, stretched-out, strung out, taut, tense, tight