Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Elong transitive verb [ See Eloign , Elongate .]
1. To lengthen out; to prolong. [ Obsolete]

2. To put away; to separate; to keep off. [ Obsolete] Wyatt.

Elongate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Elongated ; present participle & verbal noun Elongating .] [ Late Latin elongatus , past participle of elongare to remove, to prolong; e + Latin longus long. See Long , adjective , and confer Eloign .]
1. To lengthen; to extend; to stretch; as, to elongate a line.

2. To remove further off. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.

Elongate intransitive verb To depart to, or be at, a distance; esp., to recede apparently from the sun, as a planet in its orbit. [ R.]

Elongate adjective [ Late Latin elongatus .] Drawn out at length; elongated; as, an elongate leaf. "An elongate form." Earle.

Elongation noun [ Late Latin elongatio : confer French élongation .]
1. The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension. " Elongation of the fibers." Arbuthnot.

2. That which lengthens out; continuation.

May not the mountains of Westmoreland and Cumberland be considered as elongations of these two chains?

3. Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance; distance.

The distant points in the celestial expanse appear to the eye in so small a degree of elongation from one another, as bears no proportion to what is real.

4. (Astron.) The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury.

Elope intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Eloped ; present participle & verbal noun Eloping .] [ Dutch ontloopen to run away; prefix ont- (akin to German ent- , Anglo-Saxon and- , confer English answer ) + loopen to run; akin to English leap . See Leap , transitive verb ] To run away, or escape privately, from the place or station to which one is bound by duty; -- said especially of a woman or a man, either married or unmarried, who runs away with a paramour or a sweetheart.

Great numbers of them [ the women] have eloped from their allegiance.

Elopement noun The act of eloping; secret departure; -- said of a woman and a man, one or both, who run away from their homes for marriage or for cohabitation.

Eloper noun One who elopes.

Elops noun [ Latin elops , helops , a kind of sea fish, Greek ....]
1. (Zoology) A genus of fishes. See Saury .

2. A mythical serpent. [ Obsolete] Milton.

Eloquence noun [ French éloquence , Latin eloquentia , from eloquens . See Eloquent .]
1. Fluent, forcible, elegant, and persuasive speech in public; the power of expressing strong emotions in striking and appropriate language either spoken or written, thereby producing conviction or persuasion.

Eloquence is speaking out . . . out of the abundance of the heart.

2. Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.

Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes.

The hearts of men are their books; events are their tutors; great actions are their eloquence .

3. That which is eloquently uttered or written.

O, let my books be then the eloquence
And dumb presagers of my speaking breast.

Syn. -- Oratory; rhetoric.

Eloquent adjective [ French éloquent , Latin eloquens , -entis , present participle of eloqui to speak out, declaim; e + loqui to speak. See Loquacious .]
1. Having the power of expressing strong emotions or forcible arguments in an elevated, impassioned, and effective manner; as, an eloquent orator or preacher.

O Death, all- eloquent ! You only prove
What dust we dote on when 't is man we love.

2. Adapted to express strong emotion or to state facts arguments with fluency and power; as, an eloquent address or statement; an eloquent appeal to a jury.

Eloquently adverb In an eloquent manner.

Elrich, Elritch adjective Ghastly; preternatural. Same as Eldritch . [ Scot. & Local, Eng.]

Else adjective & pron. [ Middle English & Anglo-Saxon elles otherwise, gen. sing. of an adj. signifying other ; akin to Old High German elles otherwise, OSw. äljes , Swedish eljest , Goth. aljis , adj., other, Latin alius , Greek .... Confer Alias , Alien .] Other; one or something beside; as, Who else is coming? What else shall I give? Do you expect anything else ? "Bastards and else ." Shak.

» This word always follows its noun. It is usual to give the possessive form to else rather than to the substantive; as, somebody else's ; no one else's . "A boy who is fond of somebody else's pencil case." G. Eliot. "A suit of clothes like everybody else's ." Thackeray.

Else adverb & conj.
1. Besides; except that mentioned; in addition; as, nowhere else ; no one else .

2. Otherwise; in the other, or the contrary, case; if the facts were different.

For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it.
Ps. li. 16.

» After ‘or', else is sometimes used expletively, as simply noting an alternative. "Will you give thanks, . . . or else shall I?" Shak.

Elsewhere adverb
1. In any other place; as, these trees are not to be found elsewhere .

2. In some other place; in other places, indefinitely; as, it is reported in town and elsewhere .

Elsewhither adverb To some, or any, other place; as, you will have to go elsewhither for it. R. of Gloucester. "For elsewhither was I bound." Carlyle.

Elsewise adverb Otherwise. [ R.]

Elsin noun A shoemaker's awl. [ Prov. Eng.]

Elucidate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Elucidated ; present participle & verbal noun Elucidating .] [ Late Latin elucidatus , past participle of elucidare ; e + lucidus full of light, clear. See Lucid .] To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate; as, an example will elucidate the subject.

Elucidation noun [ Confer French élucidation .] A making clear; the act of elucidating or that which elucidates, as an explanation, an exposition, an illustration; as, one example may serve for further elucidation of the subject.

Elucidative adjective Making clear; tending to elucidate; as, an elucidative note.

Elucidator noun One who explains or elucidates; an expositor.

Elucidatory adjective Tending to elucidate; elucidative. [ R.]

Eluctate intransitive verb [ Latin eluctatus , past participle of eluctari to struggle out; e + luctari to wrestle.] To struggle out; -- with out . [ Obsolete] Bp. Hacket.

Eluctation noun [ Latin eluctatio .] A struggling out of any difficulty. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.

Elucubrate intransitive verb [ Latin elucubratus , past participle of elucubrare to compose by lamplight.] See Lucubrate . [ Obsolete] Blount.

Elucubration noun [ Confer French élucubration .] See Lucubration . [ Obsolete] Evelyn.

Elude transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Eluded ; present participle & verbal noun Eluding .] [ Latin eludere , elusum ; e + ludere to play: confer French éluder . See Ludicrous .] To avoid slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to escape from in a covert manner; to mock by an unexpected escape; to baffle; as, to elude an officer; to elude detection, inquiry, search, comprehension; to elude the force of an argument or a blow.

Me gentle Delia beckons from the plain,
Then, hid in shades, eludes he eager swain.

The transition from fetichism to polytheism seems a gradual process of which the stages elude close definition.

Syn. -- To evade; avoid; escape; shun; eschew; flee; mock; baffle; frustrate; foil.

Eludible adjective Capable of being eluded; evadible.

Elul noun [ Hebrew ] The sixth month of the Jewish year, by the sacred reckoning, or the twelfth, by the civil reckoning, corresponding nearly to the month of September.

Elumbated adjective [ Latin elumbis ; e + lumbus loin.] Weak or lame in the loins. [ Obsolete]

Elusion noun [ Late Latin elusio , from Latin eludere , elusum. See Elude .] Act of eluding; adroit escape, as by artifice; a mockery; a cheat; trickery.

Elusive adjective Tending to elude; using arts or deception to escape; adroitly escaping or evading; eluding the grasp; fallacious.

Elusive of the bridal day, she gives
Fond hopes to all, and all with hopes deceives.

-- E*lu"sive*ly , adverb -- E*lu"sive*ness , noun

Elusory adjective [ Late Latin elusorius .] Tending to elude or deceive; evasive; fraudulent; fallacious; deceitful; deceptive. -- E*lu"so*ri*ness noun

Elute transitive verb [ Latin elutus , past participle of eluers to elute; e + luere to wash.] To wash out. [ R.] Arbuthnot.

Elutriate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Elutriated ; present participle & verbal noun Elutriating .] [ Latin elutriatus , past participle of elutriare .] To wash or strain out so as to purify; as, to elutriate the blood as it passes through the lungs; to strain off or decant, as a powder which is separated from heavier particles by being drawn off with water; to cleanse, as by washing.

Elutriation noun The process of elutriating; a decanting or racking off by means of water, as finer particles from heavier.

Eluxate transitive verb [ Prefix e- + luxate .] To dislocate; to luxate.

Eluxation noun Dislocation; luxation.

Elvan adjective
1. Pertaining to elves; elvish.

2. (Mining) Of or pertaining to certain veins of feldspathic or porphyritic rock crossing metalliferous veins in the mining districts of Cornwall; as, an elvan course.

Elvan, Elvanite noun The rock of an elvan vein, or the elvan vein itself; an elvan course.

Elve noun An old form of Elf.

Elver noun (Zoology) A young eel; a young conger or sea eel; -- called also elvene .

Elves noun ; plural of Elf .

Elvish adjective
1. Pertaining to elves; implike; mischievous; weird; also, vacant; absent in demeanor. See Elfish .

He seemeth elvish by his countenance.

2. Mysterious; also, foolish. [ Obsolete]

Elvishly adverb In an elvish manner. Sir W. Scott.

Elwand noun [ Obsolete] See Ellwand .

Elysian adjective [ Latin Elysius , from Elysium .] Pertaining, or the abode of the blessed after death; hence, yielding the highest pleasures; exceedingly delightful; beatific. " Elysian shades." Massinger. " Elysian age." Beattie.

This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of the life elysian .

Elysium noun ; plural English Elysiums , Latin Elysia . [ Latin , from Greek ..., ... ..., Elysian field.] (Anc. Myth.)
1. A dwelling place assigned to happy souls after death; the seat of future happiness; Paradise.

2. Hence, any delightful place.

An Elysian more pure and bright than that pf the Greeks.
I. Taylor.