Definitions of extend

  1. 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. continue or extend; " The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; " The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. expand the influence of; " The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
  6. reach outward in space; " This rock sticks out"; " The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
  7. extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; " Stretch your legs!"; " Extend your right arm above your head"
  8. extend out and forward, as of a limb; " He held out his hand"; " point a finger"; " extend a hand"
  9. 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"
  10. prolong the time allowed for payment of; " extend the loan"
  11. 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"
  12. cause to move at full gallop; " Did you gallop the horse just now?"
  13. offer verbally; " extend my greetings"; " He offered his sympathy"
  14. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; " Unfold the newspaper"; " stretch out that piece of cloth"; " extend the TV antenna"
  15. thrust or extend out; " He held out his hand"; " point a finger"; " extend a hand"; " the bee exserted its sting"
  16. open or straighten out; unbend; " Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
  17. make available; provide; " extend a loan"; " The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
  18. 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".
  19. reach outward in space; " The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
  20. 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.
  21. To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them.
  22. 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.
  23. To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand.
  24. To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering.
  25. To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors.
  26. To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.
  27. Extensibility.
  28. To stretch out; enlarge; continue.
  29. To reach to any distance; be prolonged.
  30. To straighten a limb, to diminish or extinguish the angle formed by flexion; to place the distal segment of a limb in such a position that its axis is continuous with that of the proximal segment.
  31. To stretch out: to prolong in any direction: to enlarge: to widen: to hold out: to bestow or impart.
  32. To stretch: to be continued in length or breadth.
  33. To stretch out; enlarge; bestow.
  34. To stretch; reach.
  35. To make larger; enlarge; prolong.
  36. To reach or stretch out.
  37. To reach; stretch.
  38. To stretch in any direction; to reach out; to enlarge, expand, or dilate; to continue; to prolong; to bestow; to impart; to value lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt, or to levy on lands, as an execution.
  39. To stretch; to reach; to be continued in length or breadth.
  40. To stretch in any direction, to any distance; to enlarge or increase; to diffuse; to reach.
  41. To straighten out, as opp. to flex or bend any organ.

Usage examples for extend

  1. These mountains extend to Boorhanpoor, and on them breed many wild elephants. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  2. " Unless," he added, " you are going to give me a show and extend the mortgage." – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  3. But the weakness does not extend far enough upward to give any idea of the channel the magma will take to the surface. – The Flaming Mountain by Harold Leland Goodwin
  4. Some extend their rewards yet further; the posterity, as they say, of the faithful and just shall survive to the third and fourth generation. – Plato's Republic by Plato
  5. Mrs. Laval had come to beg for the possession of this little niece as long at least as a good long visit might be made to extend. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  6. But we had hardly got our home work fully in hand, when there came an invitation from Stockbridge, several miles below, to extend our labors into that settlement. – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
  7. I could not expect that any hills would extend much farther to the east, or that I should now obtain any water much farther in that direction. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  8. I speak of the old world; for I wish not to extend the picture too much. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  9. For being so absurd as to question sometimes whether my responsibility doesn't extend beyond stock and share. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  10. This class will extend the basis of our inquiries, and demand a more elaborate consideration. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  11. In its early years, these settlements did not extend far from the Andes. – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  12. This is accompanied by a certain amount of distress, but the writer's discomfort that is much more common than writers' cramp does not occur in the fingers, but in the large group of muscles just below the elbow and may extend even to the shoulder. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. The shadow of the earth does not extend very far, nor the shadow of any other planet. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  14. The fifty thousand francs that Pierre brought into it sufficed to pay the debts and extend the business. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  15. Even if they had not liked her, sympathy would have inspired them to extend the invitation. – Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  16. He had no wish to extend the pleasant acquaintance he was making to the old man, if he was " good as gold." – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  17. " His knees and ankles were a bit injured, but he has won a royal protection which will extend over his whole life," said the Florentine hastily, seeing the terror of the poor father. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  18. There is no part of our grammar where it is more necessary to extend our view beyond the common limit of the Gothic stock of languages, than here. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  19. 4. " Man was made for society, and ought to extend his good will to all men." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown