Definitions for extendɪkˈstɛnd
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word extend
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to stretch or draw out to full length:
extended the measuring tape.
to stretch or draw outward.
to stretch forth; hold out:
to extend one's hand in greeting.
to make longer, as to reach a particular point:
to extend a highway to the next town.
to increase the duration of:
to extend a visit.
to enlarge the area, scope, or application of:
The military powers extended their authority abroad.
to grant or offer:
to extend aid to needy scholars.
to postpone the payment of (a debt) beyond the due date.
to increase the bulk of, esp. by adding an inexpensive or plentiful substance.
Brit. to seize (lands) by a writ of extent.
to exert (oneself) to an unusual degree.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Archaic. to exaggerate.
(v.i.)to be or become extended in length, duration, space, or scope.
to reach, as to a particular point.
Origin of extend:
1250–1300; ME < L extendere to stretch out, extend. See ex -1, tend1
widen, broaden, extend(verb)
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"
run, go, pass, lead, extend(verb)
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"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
cover, continue, extend(verb)
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"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
make available; provide
"extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth(verb)
thrust or extend out
"He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
extend, poke out, reach out(verb)
reach outward in space
"The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
"extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
"Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
expand the influence of
"The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
prolong, protract, extend, draw out(verb)
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"
unfold, stretch, stretch out, extend(verb)
extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
"Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
cause to move at full gallop
"Did you gallop the horse just now?"
open or straighten out; unbend
"Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
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"
prolong the time allowed for payment of
"extend the loan"
continue or extend
"The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make sth bigger, longer, or more varied
We have extended the project by three weeks.; We are extending our selection of products to fit your needs.
to stretch or reach to the fullest point
Extend your arms up over your head.
to cover a particular distance or range
a temperature range extending from -25; ºF to 95ºF; The mountains extend from western Canada to the southwestern U.S.
to give or offer
to extend an offer/apology
To increase in extent.
To possess a certain extent.
To cause to increase in extent.
To cause to last for a longer period of time.
To straighten (a limb).
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
to enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them
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
to hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand
to bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering
to increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors
to value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'extend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3197
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'extend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3738
Rank popularity for the word 'extend' in Verbs Frequency: #236
Translations for extend
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to make longer or larger
He extended his vegetable garden.
- يُوَسِّع نِطاق، يُطيلArabic
- estenderPortuguese (BR)
- forlænge; udbygge; udvideDanish
- προεκτείνω, επεκτείνω, παρατείνωGreek
- بزرگ کردن؛ گسترش دادنFarsi
- (fram)lengja, stækkaIcelandic
- padidinti, praplėstiLithuanian
- paplašināt; pagarinātLatvian
- utvide, bygge utNorwegian
- بزرگ کردن؛ گسترش دادنPersian
- a mări; a extindeRomanian
- utöka, utvidga, förlängaSwedish
- 擴展Chinese (Trad.)
- وسیع اور طویل بناناUrdu
- mở rộngVietnamese
- 扩展Chinese (Simp.)
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