1. The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension. "Elongation of the
2. That which lengthens out; continuation.
May not the mountains of Westmoreland and Cumberland be considered as elongations of these two
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.
(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.Addison.
(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.