Proller to Prompt

(Proll"er) n. Prowler; thief. [Obs.] Chapman.

(Prol`o*cu"tor) n. [L., from proloqui, p. p. prolocutus, to speak out; pro for + loqui to speak.]

1. One who speaks for another. Jeffrey.

2. The presiding officer of a convocation. Macaulay.

(Prol`o*cu"tor*ship), n. The office of a prolocutor.

(Pro"log) n. & v. Prologue.

(Pro"lo*gize) v. i. [Gr. . See Prologue.] To deliver a Prologue. [R.] Whewell.

(Pro"lo*gi`zer) n. One who prologizes. [R.]

(Pro"logue) n. [F., fr. L. prologus, fr. Gr. fr. to say beforehand; before + to say. See Logic.]

1. The preface or introduction to a discourse, poem, or performance; as, the prologue of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales;" esp., a discourse or poem spoken before a dramatic performance

2. One who delivers a prologue. [R.] Shak.

(Pro"logue), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prologued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prologuing.] To introduce with a formal preface, or prologue. [R.] Shak.

(Pro*long") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prolonged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prolonging.] [F. prolonger, L. prolongare; pro before, forth + longus long. See Long, a., and cf. Prolongate, Purloin. ]

1. To extend in space or length; as, to prolong a line.

2. To lengthen in time; to extend the duration of; to draw out; to continue; as, to prolong one's days.

Prolong awhile the traitor's life.

The unhappy queen with talk prolonged the night.

3. To put off to a distant time; to postpone. Shak.

(Pro*long"a*ble) a. Capable of being prolonged; as, life is prolongable by care.

Each syllable being a prolongable quantity.

(Pro*lon"gate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prolongated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prolongating.] [L. prolongatus, p. p. of prolongare. See Prolong.] To prolong; to extend in space or in time. [R.]

(Pro`lon*ga"tion) n. [F. prolongation.]

1. The act of lengthening in space or in time; extension; protraction. Bacon.

2. That which forms an additional length.

(Pro*longe") n. [F. See Prolong.] (Field Artillery) A rope with a hook and a toggle, sometimes used to drag a gun carriage or to lash it to the limber, and for various other purposes.

(Pro*long"er) n. One who, or that which, causes an extension in time or space.

(Pro*long"ment) n. Prolongation.

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