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extend

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
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ex=tend
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50 in 47 verses (in OT : 48 in 45 verses) (in NT : 2 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

extendv. t. [L. extendere, extentum, extensum; ex out + tendere to stretch. See Trend.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Few extend their thoughts toward universal knowledge."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand.  [1913 Webster]
    "His helpless hand extend."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors.  G. P. Burnham.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.  [1913 Webster]
    " This is extended type."
Extended letter (Typog.), a letter, or style of type, having a broader face than is usual for a letter or type of the same height.
Syn. -- To increase; enlarge; expand; widen; diffuse. See Increase.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

extend, v.
1 tr. & intr. lengthen or make larger in space or time.
2 tr. stretch or lay out at full length.
3 intr. & tr. (foll. by to, over) reach or be or make continuous over a certain area.
4 intr. (foll. by to) have a certain scope (the permit does not extend to camping).
5 tr. offer or accord (an invitation, hospitality, kindness, etc.).
6 tr. (usu. refl. or in passive) tax the powers of (an athlete, horse, etc.) to the utmost.

Idiom
extended family a family including relatives living near. extended-play (of a gramophone record) playing for longer than most singles, usu. at 45 r.p.m.
Derivative
extendable adj. extendability n. extendible adj. extendibility n. extensible adj. extensibility n.
Etymology
ME f. L extendere extens- or extent- stretch out (as EX-(1), tendere stretch)

THESAURUS

extend

abide, accord, add to, adjourn, administer, advance, afford, aggrandize, allocate, allot, allow, amplify, arch over, attain, augment, award, balloon, be lengthy, be prolonged, beef up, belong, bestow, bestow on, bestraddle, bestride, bide, bloat, blow up, boost, branch, branch out, bridge, broaden, build, build up, bulk, bulk out, carry, carry on, carry out, carry to, chatter, come to, communicate, confer, continue, continue to be, cover, crane, crescendo, dawdle, deal, deal in generalities, deal out, deepen, defeat time, defer, defy time, delay, deploy, develop, dilate, disentangle, dish out, dispense, disperse, distend, dole, dole out, donate, drag on, drag out, draw, draw out, dwell, dwell on, ecumenicize, elongate, encompass, endure, enlarge, environ, exalt, exist, expand, extend out, extend over, extend to, fan, fan out, fatten, fill out, flare, flatten, fork out, generalize, get to, gift, gift with, give, give freely, give out, globalize, go, go on, go out, go to, grant, greaten, hand out, hang fire, hang over, hang up, heap, heighten, help to, hike, hike up, hold, hold forth, hold off, hold on, hold out, hold over, hold up, huff, imbricate, impart, increase, inflate, issue, jack up, jump up, jut, keep, keep alive, keep going, keep on, keep up, lap, lap over, last, last long, last out, lavish, lay aside, lay by, lay over, lead to, lengthen, lengthen out, let have, let out, lie, lie over, linger on, live, live on, live through, magnify, maintain, make a generalization, maximize, mete, mete out, multiply, never finish, offer, open, open up, outdistance, outlie, outrange, outreach, outspread, outstretch, overarch, overgrow, overhang, overlap, overlie, override, overrun, pad, parlay, perdure, perennate, perorate, perpetuate, persist, pigeonhole, pose, postpone, pour, prefer, present, preserve, prevail, proceed, procrastinate, produce, proffer, prolong, prolongate, prorogate, prorogue, protract, puff, puff up, pull, pump, pump up, push aside, put aside, put off, put on ice, put straight, put up, pyramid, rain, raise, ramify, range, range out, rarefy, reach, reach out, reach to, recess, rectify, remain, render, reserve, retain, run, run on, run out, run to, serve, set aside, set by, set straight, shell out, shelve, shift off, shingle, shower, sit up, sleep on, slip, smooth, snow, snowball, span, speak at length, spin out, splay, spraddle, sprangle, sprawl, spread, spread like wildfire, spread out, stand, stand on tiptoes, stand over, stand up, stave off, stay, stay on, straddle, straggle, straighten, straighten out, straighten up, strain, stretch, stretch away to, stretch out, stretch to, string out, submit, subsist, sufflate, supplement, surround, survive, suspend, sustain, sweep, swell, table, take a recess, take in, tarry, tauten, temporize, tender, tense, thicken, thrust out, tide over, tighten, tumefy, unbend, uncurl, unfold, universalize, unkink, unroll, unsnarl, up, vary, vouchsafe, waive, wear, wear well, widen, yield

ROGET THESAURUS

extend

Expansion

VB become larger &c (large), expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather, fill out, deploy, take open order, dilate, stretch, distend, spread, mantle, wax, grow up, spring up, bud, bourgeon, shoot, sprout, germinate, put forth, vegetate, pullulate, open, burst forth, gain flesh, gather flesh, outgrow, spread like wildfire, overrun, be larger than, surpass, render larger &c (large), expand, spread, extend, aggrandize, distend, develop, amplify, spread out, widen, magnify, rarefy, inflate, puff, blow up, stuff, pad, cram, exaggerate, fatten, become larger &c (large), expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather, fill out, deploy, take open order, dilate, stretch, distend, spread, mantle, wax, grow up, spring up, bud, bourgeon, shoot, sprout, germinate, put forth, vegetate, pullulate, open, burst forth, gain flesh, gather flesh, outgrow, spread like wildfire, overrun, be larger than, surpass, render larger &c (large), expand, spread, extend, aggrandize, distend, develop, amplify, spread out, widen, magnify, rarefy, inflate, puff, blow up, stuff, pad, cram, exaggerate, fatten.

Length

VB be long, stretch out, sprawl, extend to, reach to, stretch to, make a long arm, drag its slow length along, render long, lengthen, extend, elongate, stretch, prolong, produce, protract, let out, draw out, spin out, drawl, enfilade, look along, view in perspective, distend (expand).

Elasticity

VB stretch, flex, extend, distend, be elastic, bounce, spring back.


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