• WordNet 3.6
    • v extend extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body "Stretch your legs!","Extend your right arm above your head"
    • v extend thrust or extend out "He held out his hand","point a finger","extend a hand","the bee exserted its sting"
    • v extend 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"
    • v extend continue or extend "The civil war carried into the neighboring province","The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
    • v extend 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"
    • v extend prolong the time allowed for payment of "extend the loan"
    • v extend 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"
    • v extend expand the influence of "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
    • v extend 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"
    • v extend open or straighten out; unbend "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
    • v extend cause to move at full gallop "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
    • v extend extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length "Unfold the newspaper","stretch out that piece of cloth","extend the TV antenna"
    • v extend offer verbally "extend my greetings","He offered his sympathy"
    • v extend make available; provide "extend a loan","The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
    • v extend 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"
    • v extend 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"
    • v extend reach outward in space "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The greatest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, extending 64,374 km from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean
    • Extend To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering.
    • Extend To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them.
    • Extend 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 trial.
    • Extend To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand. "His helpless hand extend ."
    • Extend To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors.
    • Extend 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. "Few extend their thoughts toward universal knowledge."
    • Extend (Eng. Law) To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Roosters can't crow if they can't fully extend their necks.
    • extend To stretch out in any direction, or in all directions; carry forward or continue in length or enlarge in area; expand or dilate: as, to extend roads, limits, or bounds; to extend the territories of a kingdom; to extend a metal plate by hammering.
    • extend To place horizontally, at full length.
    • extend To hold out or reach forth.
    • extend To make more comprehensive; enlarge the scope of; give a wider range to: as, to extend the sphere of usefulness; to extend commerce; to extend a treatise or a definition.
    • extend To continue; prolong: as, to extend the time of payment; to extend a leave of absence.
    • extend To hold out as a grant or concession; communicate; bestow; impart: as, to extend mercy to an offender.
    • extend To hold out in effort; put forth the strength or energy of: used reflexively.
    • extend To take by seizure; become seized of; pass by seizin or right of possession.
    • extend In law, to make a seizure of; fasten a process or grant upon, as lands under a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt, or a writ of execution to levy and value.
    • extend To magnify; extol.
    • extend To plant or set out.
    • extend To survey; measure the extent of, as land.
    • extend To be stretched or drawn out; be continued in length, or in all directions; be expanded; stretch out: as, the line extends from corner to corner; the skin extends over nearly the whole body; his influence is gradually extending.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The extended right arm of the Statue of Liberty is 42 feet long.
    • v.t Extend eks-tend′ to stretch out: to prolong in any direction: to enlarge, expand: to widen: to hold out: to bestow or impart:
    • v.i Extend to stretch: to be continued in length or breadth
    • adj Extend stretched out
    • v.t Extend eks-tend′ (law) to seize: to make a valuation of property by the oath of a jury
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  • Elizabeth Fuller
    Elizabeth Fuller
    “Never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm.”
  • Nancy Banks-Smith
    Nancy Banks-Smith
    “In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    “It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property; it is an idea.”
  • Susan Sontag
    “A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.”
  • Christopher Hill
    Christopher Hill
    “Only very slowly and late have men come to realize that unless freedom is universal it is only extended privilege.”
  • Iain Macleod
    Iain Macleod
    “The influence of individual character extends from generation to generation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. extendere, extentum, extensum,; ex, out + tendere, to stretch. See Trend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. extendĕre, extentum, or extensumex, out, tendĕre, to stretch.


In literature:

The plantations extend now from the extreme north of Mysore to Tuticorin.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The anguish seemed to extend to his elbow.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
It extended only to stars of the first, second, third, and fourth magnitudes.
"Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works" by Edward Singleton Holden
The ridge extends northeast, beyond the junction of the spurs, from Fournes to within two miles southwest of Lille.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
The second corps extended from Mons to Conde, commanded by Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The cold months were spent in repairing, reorganizing and extending aerial squadrons.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
If the only way to do so was to extend the blockade to enemy commerce passing through neutral ports, then such extension was warranted.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
These successes were somewhat extended by the Russians on September 3, 1916.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Other caverns are within, the entire cave extending nearly a half mile, a little river traversing its full length.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Mayor John McVicar extended the welcome of the city in eloquent language.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various

In poetry:

If we extend a hand to friend
Who needs a brother's care,
Though it may hold no purse of gold
The act he will revere.
"Good Habits" by Jared Barhite
If as a flowre doth spread and die,
Thou wouldst extend me to some good,
Before I were frost's extremitie
Nipt in the bud;
"Employment" by George Herbert
'Now Heaven has heard my prayer; I've wish'd
I could in part repay
The favours your extended hand
Bestow'd from day to day.
"A Tale" by John Logan
As you are now, I once have been,
Happy and pleas'd among my kin:
Now poor and naked I appear,
Extended on the solemn bier.
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
Tho' while she thus extends her reign,
And rules the passive mind;
Her arrows wound us as we go,
And reason's sight is blind.
"The Advantages Of Resignation" by Elizabeth Bath
With a turn of his magical rod,
That extended and suddenly shone,
From the round of his glory some god
Looks forth and is gone.
"Cloud-Break" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

Take an extended look at this incredible athlete's moves on the pitch.
Most Grand Lake area school districts have used up their regulated number of calamity days and some are making up days during an upcoming scheduled break or extending the school year past Memorial Day.
Automated records help simplify compliance audits and also can provide the data needed to justify extending the period between calibrations .
Automated records make compliance audits easier and also can provide the data needed to justify extending the period between calibrations .
Industria Aeronautica de Portugal, Extends its CAMO Certification to the EMBRAER E-Jets.
We are grateful to the many friends of America who are joining us this evening, and I extend a warm welcome to the friends of Archbishop Williams who are here to celebrate with him.
They have forgotten how to die And so extend their killing life.
The new look is the first for the mid-scale extended-stay product in 12 years and incorporates new exterior design and paint schemes, an expanded lobby and a number of environmentally friendly amenities.
Acura extended its point lead in the World Challenge Touring Car Manufacturers' Championship Presented by RACER Magazine to 12.
Badger is extending its season on Lake Michigan in order to transport equipment for the wind power industry.
While there remain uncertainties, the report continued, "it is reasonable to presume that the hazard extends to environmental exposure levels" as well.
The murder of an extended family of six people is sparking some pretty hot debate on the website over the past couple of days.
Centerbridge, Blackstone, Paulson Prep Cash Out on Extended Stay -Sources.
Alverta A "Pete" Castor , 86, passed into the next life at 6 am, Tuesday, Sept 18, 2012 in Kane Community Hospital following an extended illness.
Alverta A "Pete" Castor , 86, passed into the next life at 6:00am, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in Kane Community Hospital following an extended illness.

In science:

The methods of this paper can be extended without much difficulty to define a norm on homology of surfaces of higher genus, by extending the length of shortest multicurve valuation, and this can be used to count minimal multicurves.
A norm on homology of surfaces and counting simple geodesics
In the extended theory, the two fields G(z) ⊗ 1 and 1 ⊗ G(z) belong to the same module, and it makes sense to consider their sum; this provides a supercurrent for the extended theory.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
In the next section we choose N = 1 and list pairs ˙g, Σ which give the extended affine Lie algebras that correspond to the extended affine root systems of Saito , i.e., to the ones that were presented in section 2.
Twisted Toroidal Lie Algebras
We expect the logic to be obtained by extending the multivalued temporal logic proposed suggested above, rather than by extending the present syntax.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
In an IVP, all localized states tend to extend and a “critical” value of IVP ˜gc at which a state becomes extended, “determines” its localization length at ˜g = 0 .
Effects of Long-Range Correlations in Random-Mass Dirac Fermions