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Meaning of EXTEND

Pronunciation:  ik'stend

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
  2. [v]  extend out and forward, as of a limb; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"
  3. [v]  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"
  4. [v]  continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
  5. [v]  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"
  6. [v]  prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan"
  7. [v]  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"
  8. [v]  expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
  9. [v]  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"
  10. [v]  open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
  11. [v]  cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
  12. [v]  extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
  13. [v]  offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
  14. [v]  make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
  15. [v]  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"
  16. [v]  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"
  17. [v]  reach outward in space; "This rock sticks out"; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"

EXTEND is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: broaden, carry, cover, gallop, go, hold out, lead, offer, pass, poke out, put out, reach out, run, stick out, strain, stretch, stretch, stretch, stretch forth, stretch out, unfold, widen
 See Also: alter, apply, be, change, change form, change shape, come, constellate, continue, crane, cross, deform, dot, employ, extend to, furnish, gesticulate, gesture, give, globalise, globalize, go deep, go far, hyperextend, increase, lengthen, line, motion, overextend, overlap, overspread, overstrain, pay, provide, radiate, ray, reach, render, ride, ridge, run along, sit, span, spin, spin out, spread, spread-eagle, straighten, straighten out, strain, stretch out, stud, supply, sweep, task, tax, temporise, temporize, tense, tense up, territorialise, territorialize, touch, traverse, use, utilise, utilize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ex*tend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Extended}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Extending}.] [L. extendere, extentum, extensum; ex out +
tendere to stretch. See {Trend}.]
1. 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'.                           --Locke.

2. To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread;
   to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or
   rolling them.

3. 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.

4. To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand.

         His helpless hand extend.             --Dryden.

5. To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend
   sympathy to the suffering.

6. To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating
   additions; as, to extend liquors. --G. P. Burnham.

7. (Eng. Law) To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in
   satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.

{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.

Note: This is extended type.

Syn: To increase; enlarge; expand; widen; diffuse. See

Computing Dictionary

To add features to a program, especially through the use of hooks.

"Extend" is very often used in the phrase "extend the functionality of a program."

plug-ins are one form of extension.

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