Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Elong transitive verb
[ See Eloign
.] 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
, 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.
[ Late Latin elongatio
: confer French élongation
.] 1. The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension.
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? Pinkerton. 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. Glanvill. 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. Addison.
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.
[ Latin elops
, a kind of sea fish, Greek ....] 1. (Zoology) A genus of fishes. See Saury . 2. A mythical serpent.
[ Obsolete] Milton.
[ 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. Hare. 2. Fig.: Whatever produces the effect of moving and persuasive speech.
Silence that spoke and eloquence of eyes. Pope.
The hearts of men are their books; events are their tutors; great actions are their eloquence . Macaulay. 3. That which is eloquently uttered or written.
O, let my books be then the eloquence Shak. Syn.
And dumb presagers of my speaking breast.
-- Oratory; rhetoric.
[ French éloquent
, Latin eloquens
, present participle of eloqui
to speak out, declaim; e
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 Pope. 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.
What dust we dote on when 't is man we love.
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
.] Other; one or something beside; as, Who else is coming? What else shall I give? Do you expect anything else ?
"Bastards and else
» 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
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.
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
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.
[ Confer French élucubration
.] See Lucubration .
[ Obsolete] Evelyn.
Elude transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Eluded
; present participle & verbal noun Eluding
.] [ Latin eludere
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, Pope.
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. Tylor. 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]
[ 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 Pope.
Fond hopes to all, and all with hopes deceives.
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.
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 .
Elvish adjective 1. Pertaining to elves; implike; mischievous; weird; also, vacant; absent in demeanor. See Elfish .
He seemeth elvish by his countenance. Chaucer. 2. Mysterious; also, foolish.
Elvishly adverb In an elvish manner. Sir W. Scott.
[ Obsolete] See Ellwand .
[ Latin Elysius
, from Elysium
.] Pertaining, or the abode of the blessed after death; hence, yielding the highest pleasures; exceedingly delightful; beatific.
This life of mortal breath Longfellow.
Is but a suburb of the life elysian .
, 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.