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Extend meaning

extend - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. thrust or extend out; " He held out his hand"; " point a finger"; " extend a hand"; " the bee exserted its sting"
  2. 2. open or straighten out; unbend; " Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
  3. 3. make available; provide; " extend a loan"; " The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
  4. 4. reach outward in space; " The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand.
  9. 9. To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering.
  10. 10. To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors.
  11. 11. To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.
  12. 12. To stretch out; enlarge; bestow.
  13. 13. To stretch; reach.

extend - examples of usage

  1. Did it extend to Messrs. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. Knowing that death could not be far ahead, and accustomed since his youth to think that his life ought not to extend over sixty years, Alfieri was calmly and deliberately walking to meet Death. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
  3. The choice was limited within one hundred yards, because the town itself, in his day, did not in some directions extend farther. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
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