What does extend mean?

Definitions for extend
ɪkˈstɛndex·tend

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word extend.

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).

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

How to pronounce extend?

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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. Sam Ervin:

    The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock.

  2. Chief Justice John Roberts:

    He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues, his passing is a great loss to the court and the country he so loyally served. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Maureen and his family.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

  4. State District Judge Tammy Kemp:

    I saw someone who was really, really hurting deeply. And if a hug was going to help her, I had to extend love and compassion to her.

  5. Roberto Mukaro Borrero:

    The traditional homelands of the Taíno extend from the Caribbean islands to southern Florida. My family lineage is from Borikén (Puerto Rico) and I know that the loss of life people on the island suffered from Hurricane Maria was not simply the result of an extreme weather event. The casualties are also the result of the colonial legacy that includes racism and years of neglect.

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Translations for extend

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  • удължавам, простирам се, продължавамBulgarian
  • extendreCatalan, Valencian
  • rozšířitCzech
  • ausdehnen, ausweiten, erweiternGerman
  • ampliar, extenderSpanish
  • laajentaa, ulottaaFinnish
  • prolongerFrench
  • tautoroMāori
  • uitstrekken, uitbreidenDutch
  • простира́ться, удлини́ть, тяну́ться, продолжа́ть, продо́лжить, продлева́ть, расши́рить, продли́ть, удлиня́ть, расширя́ть, продлитьRussian
  • విస్తరించుTelugu
  • uzatmak, genişletmekTurkish

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