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"
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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 extensum—ex, out, tendĕre, to stretch.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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
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
The numerical value of extend in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of extend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of extend in a Sentence
For some, it can greatly extend survival.
We are will extend ourselves for Elizabeth Warren.
They use ashes for landfill to extend the territory.
One hand I extend into myself, the other toward others.
To extend oneself does not necessarily mean to have an erection.
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Translations for extend
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- удължавам, простирам се, продължавамBulgarian
- extendreCatalan, Valencian
- ausdehnen, ausweiten, erweiternGerman
- ampliar, extenderSpanish
- laajentaa, ulottaaFinnish
- uitstrekken, uitbreidenDutch
- простира́ться, удлини́ть, тяну́ться, продолжа́ть, продо́лжить, продлева́ть, расши́рить, продли́ть, удлиня́ть, расширя́ть, продлитьRussian
- uzatmak, genişletmekTurkish
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