• Plan showing the extent and complexity of the buildings
    Plan showing the extent and complexity of the buildings
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n extent the distance or area or volume over which something extends "the vast extent of the desert","an orchard of considerable extent"
    • n extent the point or degree to which something extends "the extent of the damage","the full extent of the law","to a certain extent she was right"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Ohio, if you ignore an orator on Decoration day to such an extent as to publicly play croquet or pitch horseshoes within one mile of the speaker's stand, you can be fined $25.00.
    • Extent (Eng. Law) A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor may be seized to secure payment.
    • Extent (Eng. Law) A process of execution by which the lands and goods of a debtor are valued and delivered to the creditor.
    • Extent Degree; measure; proportion. "The extent to which we can make ourselves what we wish to be."
    • a Extent Extended.
    • Extent Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity. "Life in its large extent is scare a span."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n extent The space or degree to which a thing is or may be extended; length; compass; bulk; size; limit: as, the extent of a line; a great extent of country or of body; the utmost extent of one's ability.
    • n extent Communication; distribution; bestowal.
    • n extent In law: Valuation; specifically, a census or general valuation put upon lands, for the purpose of regulating the proportion of public subsidies or taxes exigible from them, as well as for ascertaining the amount of the casualties due to the superior.
    • n extent A peculiar remedy to recover debts of record due to the crown, differing from an ordinary writ of execution at the suit of a subject, in that under it the body, lands, and goods of a debtor may be all taken at once, in order to compel the payment of the debt. It is not usual, however, to seize the body. (Wharton.) Extents, or writs of extent, or writs of extendi facias, are so called because directing the property to be appraised at its full value (extent). They are issued at suit of the crown (extents in chief), or at suit of a private creditor who is himself indebted to the crown (extents in aid). Extents have been used in some of the United States, by which a judgment creditor could have the lands of the debtor valued, and transferred to himself, absolutely or for a term of years, instead of having them sold in satisfaction of the debt.
    • n extent Logical extension or breadth.
    • n extent A violent attack.
    • extent Extended.
    • extent To assess; lay on or apportion, as an assessment.
    • extent To be assessed; be rated for assessment.
    • n extent The length and the breadth (of power, greatness, duty, or the like).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Extent the space or degree to which a thing is extended: bulk: compass: scope: the valuation of property: : : :
    • Extent (law) a writ directing the sheriff to seize the property of a debtor, for the recovery of debts of record due to the Crown
    • Extent (Shak.) seizure, attack
    • Extent (Shak.) maintenance
    • Extent (Shak.) behaviour
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  • Jeanne Moreau
    Jeanne Moreau
    “Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent protects you from age.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “There is hardly a man clever enough to recognize the full extent of the evil he does.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “We pardon to the extent that we love.”
  • J. Brotherton
    J. Brotherton
    “My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants.”
  • John Updike
    “I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.”
  • Smiley Blanton
    Smiley Blanton
    “The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. extentus, p. p. of extendere,. See Extend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. extendĕre, extentum, or extensumex, out, tendĕre, to stretch.


In literature:

A great turnpike road from Maine to Georgia, along the whole extent of the Atlantic sea-coast.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
To a certain extent these climatic conditions undoubtedly had an important influence on Russian plans.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
The action of Harvard was rapidly imitated to a more or less thorough extent throughout the country.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Now, the greater part of these are to some extent false, for the science of social life is still imperfect.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
It is possible to define to a certain extent the typical religion of the Semites.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Without being indifferent to it, simple bodily beauty in man excites the appetite of women to a less extent.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
It is better to feel a want of extent in the sea, than an extent which we might walk upon or play at billiards upon.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
The problems remain to a great extent unsolved.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Sometimes the gullet is ruptured and lacerated to such an extent that treatment of any kind is hopeless.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The character of the religious belief of man is, to a certain extent, the true test of his progressive {13} nature.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The extent of some of those early estates was amazingly large.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
I never have sprayed to any extent.
"The Apple" by Various
S., is of much greater extent than the northern polar cap.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
The following arrangement of the regions will indicate their geographical position, and to a considerable extent their relation to each other.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
After all, he was but a poor man; uninstructed, save to the extent of reading and writing.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Louis-Philippe shifted the burden of that responsibility on the State, and limited its extent.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
To what extent Philip's influence was exerted in this is not manifest.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
To a certain extent it has held good.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
Extent and frontier 23 54-62.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
To this extent Whigs and Tories were distinguished.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease

In poetry:

To the ninth tee the uphill climb,
A grass and sandy stairway,
And at the top the scent of thyme
And long extent of fairway.
"The Hon. Sec." by Sir John Betjeman
O rack me not to such a vast extent;
Those distances belong to thee:
The world's too little for thy tent,
A grave too big for me.
"The Temper" by George Herbert
The spring-it had simply been you,
And so, to a certain extent,
The summer; but autumn-this scandalous blue
Of wallpaper? Rubbish and felt?
"The spring-it had simply been you" by Boris Pasternak
Amazing knowledge, vast and great!
What large extent! what lofty height!
My soul, with all the powers I boast,
Is in the boundless prospect lost.
"Psalm 139 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Now I hold it is not decent for a scientific gent
To say another is an ass,--at least, to all intent;
Nor should the individual who happens to be meant
Reply by heaving rocks at him, to any great extent.
"The Society Upon The Stanislaus" by Francis Bret Harte
Kind friends, sweet friends, I hold it hardly fair
With that same bird your minstrel to compare,
Yet in a certain likeness we agree,
No wrong to him and no offence to me;
I take him for the moral he has lent,
My partner, to a limited extent.
"Poem Read At The Dinner Given To The Author" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Awash in ACC honors, Maryland's wrestling coach gets 5-year contract extention.
The extent of his injuries are unknown.
All of them are to some extent in a state of instability, remaining among Europe's sore spots.
District says it didn't know extent of student's condition.
A new blood test has been developed that indicates the extent of a patient's liver damage.
Well, the extent to which town Democrats will actually " boogie " remains unclear.
If a library indicates past experience with one or more We the People Bookshelves , to what extent has the Bookshelf become an integral part of the library's educational programming.
And it's true, to some extent.
The school said the students who filmed and posted the bullying video were also disciplined, but we don't know the extent of their punishment.
0"Boys spit in his face," described Traci Helms when explaining the extent to her son's bullying .
On Thursday morning, mosque leaders revealed the extent of the damage caused by a fire intentionally set late Sunday night.
Firefighters on scene say Krys Road will be closed from Kassuba to McCoy for some time due to the extent of damage to the truck.
Citing a tweet from the New York Daily News' Frank Isola, Chandler 's knee will undergo an MRI on Thursday to determine the severity and extent of the injury.
That being said, as Pagini noted, to a certain extent change is inevitable.
It all depends on the extent of the damage.

In science:

This raises the question to what extent these results can be extrapolated to physically interesting densities.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Intuitively, this means that the wavelength of the pion is much larger than the linear extent of the box.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
The structure of the QCD Lagrangian is to a large extent determined by symmetries and renormalizability.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Uncertainties in the magnitude estimates are given by SExtractor, based upon the flux and extent of the ob ject, and the background variance.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
Initially, the evolution of the thickness of the layer is along or above the upper curve as it ignites and heats up, depending on the extent of the convection zone.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
The amplitude of the oscillation is set not only by the lateral extent of the asymmetry on the neutron star surface, but also by the vertical propagation of heat through the shearing atmosphere.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
We take the initial extent of the convection zone to be (yb - yc )/yb = 0.8 and the base temperature Tb /109 K = 1.5.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
Initially, the evolution of the thickness of the layer is along or above the upper curve as it ignites and heats up, depending on the extent of the convection zone.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
The water within cells is itself not truly liquid, but has been shown to be, to a large extent, ordered .
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
Acc and Acc are nontrivial conditions; it would be of interest to see to what extent they could be weakened while still being able to prove results in the spirit of this paper. I leave these questions to future research.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Gr1, Gr2]) of understanding to what extent the asymptotic geometry of a finitely generated solvable group determines its algebraic structure.
Problems on the geometry of finitely generated solvable groups
Note however, that while i > j and i < j are equally probable in the RS state, in the RD phase with δ > 0 one almost always has j > i (with the exception of a few high-energy pairs of small spatial extent).
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
So the extent to which the spectrum deviates from a Gaussian shape towards a semicircle may be estimated by considering the probability that successive two-body interactions do not involve distinct pairs of particles.
Spin Structure of Many-Body Systems with Two-Body Random Interactions
Although the details can depend to some extent on the evolution of the SFR with time (e.g.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
This property is to some extent responsible for the success of the Matrix model, and makes it clear that the large N limit is highly non-trivial.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped