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Definitions of extend

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To stretch out; enlarge; continue. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. 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.
  11. To stretch out; enlarge; bestow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To make larger; enlarge; prolong. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To reach or stretch out. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To reach to any distance; be prolonged. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To stretch: to be continued in length or breadth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To stretch; reach. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. 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
  27. To reach; stretch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.

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Usage examples for extend

  1. But the weakness does not extend far enough upward to give any idea of the channel the magma will take to the surface. – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  2. The shadow of the earth does not extend very far, nor the shadow of any other planet. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
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