Definition of EXTEND

verb : EXTEND

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 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"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles" ;

  • 4. (

    ) make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages" ;

  • 7. (

    ) offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy" ;

  • 8. (

    ) extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head" ;

  • 9. (

    ) expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent" ;

  • 10. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 12. (

    ) cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?" ;

  • 13. (

    ) open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?" ;

  • 14. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 15. (

    ) prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan" ;

  • 16. (

    ) continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces" ;

  • 17. (

    ) 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" ;


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