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.

(E*lope") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Eloped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Eloping.] [D. ontloopen to run away; pref. ont- (akin to G. ent-, AS. and-, cf. E. answer) + loopen to run; akin to E. leap. See Leap, v. t.] 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.

(E*lope"ment) n. 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.

(E*lop"er) n. One who elopes.

(E"lops) n. [L. elops, helops, a kind of sea fish, Gr. .]

1. (Zoöl.) A genus of fishes. See Saury.

2. A mythical serpent. [Obs.] Milton.

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