What does extend mean?

Definitions for extend
ɪkˈstɛndex·tend

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. widen, broaden, extendverb

    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"

  2. run, go, pass, lead, extendverb

    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"

  3. cover, continue, extendverb

    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"

  4. extend, offerverb

    make available; provide

    "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"

  5. exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forthverb

    thrust or extend out

    "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"

  6. extend, poke out, reach outverb

    reach outward in space

    "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"

  7. offer, extendverb

    offer verbally

    "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"

  8. stretch, extendverb

    extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

    "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"

  9. extend, expandverb

    expand the influence of

    "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"

  10. prolong, protract, extend, draw outverb

    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"

  11. unfold, stretch, stretch out, extendverb

    extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

    "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"

  12. gallop, extendverb

    cause to move at full gallop

    "Did you gallop the horse just now?"

  13. extendverb

    open or straighten out; unbend

    "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"

  14. strain, extendverb

    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"

  15. extendverb

    prolong the time allowed for payment of

    "extend the loan"

  16. carry, extendverb

    continue or extend

    "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

  17. extend, stretchverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. extendverb

    To increase in extent.

  2. extendverb

    To possess a certain extent.

  3. extendverb

    To cause to increase in extent.

  4. extendverb

    To cause to last for a longer period of time.

  5. extendverb

    To straighten (a limb).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EXTENDverb

    Etymology: extendo, Latin.

    See the figure of his lifeless friend,
    And his old sire, his helpless hand extend. John Dryden, Virgil.

    Should’ring god’s altar a vile image stands,
    Belies his features, nay extends his hands. Alexander Pope.

    He much magnifies the capacity of his understanding, who persuades himself that he can extend his thoughts farther than God exists, or imagine any expansion where he is not. John Locke.

    Few extend their thoughts towards universal knowledge. John Locke.

    The mind, say they, while you sustain
    To hold her station in the brain;
    You grant, at least she is extended,
    Ergo, the whole dispute is ended. Matthew Prior.

    To Helen’s bed the gods alone assign
    Hermione, t’ extend the regal line. Alexander Pope, Odyssey, b. iv.

    If much you note him,
    You shall offend him, and extend his passion:
    Feed and regard him not. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Seeing it is not set down how far the bounds of his speech concerning dissimilitude reach, who can assure us that it extendeth farther than to those things only wherein the nations were idolatrous. Richard Hooker, b. iv. s. 6.

    Let there be none to extend mercy unto him. Ps. civ. 12.

    The law, that settles all you do,
    And marries where you did but woo;
    And if it judge upon your side,
    Will soon extend her for your bride;
    And put her person, goods or lands,
    Or which you like best, int’ your hands. Hudibras, p. iii.

ChatGPT

  1. extend

    To extend means to broaden, enlarge, or stretch out something either in terms of physical dimensions, duration or scope. It can also refer to the act of offering or giving something such as help, support, benefits, or courtesy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extendverb

    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

  2. Extendverb

    to enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them

  3. Extendverb

    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

  4. Extendverb

    to hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand

  5. Extendverb

    to bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering

  6. Extendverb

    to increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors

  7. Extendverb

    to value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Extend

    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. extendĕre, extentum, or extensumex, out, tendĕre, to stretch.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. extend

    A term peculiarly applicable to light infantry movements, when the files are frequently loosened, and the front of the line extended for the purpose of skirmishing. When the divisions of a column are made to occupy a greater space of ground, they are said to extend their front.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extend' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3197

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extend' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3738

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extend' in Verbs Frequency: #236

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extend in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of extend in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Veale:

    There was a lot of scar tissue, but I took the arteries and veins that extend out of it beyond the scar tissue so it was actually a fairly straightforward surgery to sew it into Ms. Boyce, so she has the kidney from original donor and blood vessels from the second.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    If we pass emergency rental assistance and extend the evictions moratorium, we'd help families and individuals pay the bills, stay in their homes and stabilize the rental market and help owners keep up with their property taxes and mortgages, so, once again, I say to Leader Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to Senate Finance Republicans, work with us to get something done.

  3. Amit Ray:

    It is not over. Champions extend their limits and make things happen.

  4. Nate McMurray:

    He should step down immediately, i'm not sure what he's trying to do, whether extend his pension or something else, but this has to end. Suspending his campaign is one thing, but he has to resign.

  5. Ramsey County:

    On behalf of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners and this entire organization, I extend our profound apologies today to Devin Sullivan, Mohamud Salad, Timothy Ivory, Anabel Herrera, Stanley Hafoka, Nathaniel Gomez-Haustein, Cedric Dodds and Chelsea Cox.

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