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Definitions of extend

  1. extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. reach outward in space; "This rock sticks out"; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. extend out and forward, as of a limb; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"; "Don't strain your mind too much" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. reach outward in space; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. To stretch out; to prolong in space; to carry forward or continue in length; as, to extend a line in surveying; to extend a cord across the street. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To enlarge; to widen; to carry out further; as, to extend the capacities, the sphere of usefulness, or commerce; to extend power or influence; to continue, as time; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to extend the time of payment or a season of trail. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Extensibility. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To stretch out; enlarge; continue. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. To reach to any distance; be prolonged. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To straighten a limb, to diminish or extinguish the angle formed by flexion; to place the distal segment of a limb in such a position that its axis is continuous with that of the proximal segment. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  31. To stretch out: to prolong in any direction: to enlarge: to widen: to hold out: to bestow or impart. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. To stretch: to be continued in length or breadth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. To stretch out; enlarge; bestow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. To stretch; reach. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. To make larger; enlarge; prolong. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. To reach or stretch out. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. To reach; stretch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. To stretch in any direction; to reach out; to enlarge, expand, or dilate; to continue; to prolong; to bestow; to impart; to value lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt, or to levy on lands, as an execution. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. To stretch; to reach; to be continued in length or breadth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. To stretch in any direction, to any distance; to enlarge or increase; to diffuse; to reach. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. To straighten out, as opp. to flex or bend any organ. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  42. [Latin] To straighten out, opp. to flex or bend any organ. na
  43. To add features to a program, especiallythrough the use of hooks."Extend" is very often used in the phrase "extend thefunctionality of a program."Plug-ins are one form of extension. foldoc_fs
  44. eks-tend', v.t. to stretch out: to prolong in any direction: to enlarge, expand: to widen: to hold out: to bestow or impart: (law) to seize: to make a valuation of property by the oath of a jury.--v.i. to stretch: to be continued in length or breadth.--adj. EXTEND'ANT (her.), displayed.--adv. EXTEND'EDLY.--adjs. EXTEND'IBLE; EXTENSE' (obs.), extensive.--n. EXTENSIBIL'ITY.--adjs. EXTENS'IBLE, EXTENS'ILE, that may be extended.--EXTEN'SION, a stretching out, prolongation, or enlargement: that property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space: (logic) a term, opposed to Intension, referring to the extent of the application of a term or the number of objects included under it (UNIVERSITY EXTENSION, the enlargement of the aim of a university, in providing instruction for those unable to become regular students).--adj. EXTEN'SIONAL.--ns. EXTEN'SIONIST; EXTEN'SITY, sensation from which perception of extension is derived.--adj. EXTENS'IVE, large: comprehensive.--adv. EXTENS'IVELY.--ns. EXTENS'IVENESS; EXTEN'SOR, a muscle which extends or straightens any part of the body; EXTENT', the space or degree to which a thing is extended: bulk: compass: scope: the valuation of property: (law) a writ directing the sheriff to seize the property of a debtor, for the recovery of debts of record due to the Crown: (Shak.) seizure, attack: (Shak.) maintenance: (Shak.) behaviour.--adj. stretched out. [L. extend[)e]re, extentum, or extensum--ex, out, tend[)e]re, to stretch.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  45. Lay out (esp. body, limbs, &c.) at full length; write out (shorthand &c.) at full length; e. an invoice, write in the columns the total of items in each line; (intr. & refl.) reach (to point, over, across, &c., space); cause to do this; prolong (period); enlarge (scope, meaning of word &c.); (Sport, slang) tax powers of (horse, athlete) to the utmost (usu. pass.); stretch forth (hand, arm); accord (kindness, patronage, to); (Law) value (land &c.), seize (land &c.) for debt. Hence or cogn. extensibility n., extendible, extensible, aa. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. (Mil.) A light infantry movement, in which skirmishers take up stated intervals. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  47. To stretch out; to spread abroad; to enlarge; to increase in force or duration; to impart, to communicate; to seize by a course of law. Complete Dictionary

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