Definition of lengthen:
procrastinate, continue, abbreviate, reach, prolongate, proceed, drag, let out, shorten, delay, defer, protract, truncate, postpone, produce, cut, telescope, long, draw out, outstretch, contract, decrease.
- expand (part of speech: verb)
- increase (part of speech: verb)
- lengthen (part of speech: verb)
- extend (part of speech: verb)
To the music of them the drawing- room seemed to heighten and broaden before his eyes, and to lengthen out into vistas of the halls and parks of his own beautiful home, Lyburg Chase, and through them all, Katie moved, and gave them a new charm.
As the days began to lengthen into the longest spokes of the cycle, and parlors and magazines to don summer covers, it seemed to Lilly that somewhere an interim too subtle for mortal eyes must have occurred, because suddenly there came a very torrid day in September, the fourteenth, to be exact, when the little apartment in West End Avenue stood denuded, stripped to a few huddled trunks, and Zoe's dressing table, chair, piano, and desk ready to be carted out to the little sea- view room that awaited her in Ida Blair's Long Island bungalow.- "Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl", Fannie Hurst.
- "The Boy Allies Under the Sea", Robert L. Drake.