Extend meaning

ĭk-stĕnd
To open or straighten (something) out; unbend.

Extended the legs of the folding table.

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To be or become long, large, or comprehensive.

Influence that extended to other continents; table legs that extend by unscrewing.

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To stretch out or draw out to a certain point, or for a certain distance or time.
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To increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance.

Used rice or pasta to extend leftover casseroles.

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(obs.) To gain control of by force.
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To extend is defined as to make something longer or wider, to make something last longer or to make an offer.

An example of extend is when you reach your hand high in the air or stretch out your leg.

An example of extend is when you lengthen a movie from one hour to two.

An example of extend is when you uncoil rope to its full length.

An example of extend is to make an offer to buy a house for a specific amount of money.

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To enlarge in area, scope, influence, meaning, effect, etc.; widen; broaden; expand; spread.
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To stretch or thrust forth; hold out; proffer.
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To present for acceptance; offer; accord; grant.
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To stretch or straighten out (a flexed limb of the body)
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To make (oneself) work or try very hard.
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To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance.
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(commerce) To calculate (an amount on an invoice) by multiplying quantity by price.
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To be extended.
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To lie or stretch.

The fence extends to the meadow.

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(intransitive) To increase in extent.
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(intransitive) To possess a certain extent.
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To cause to increase in extent.
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To cause to last for a longer period of time.
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To straighten (a limb).
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Origin of extend

  • Middle English extenden from Old French extendre from Latin extendere ex- ex- tendere to stretch ten- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman and Old French estendre (French étendre), from Latin extendō (“I stretch out”).

    From Wiktionary