Extend definitions

ĭk-stĕnd'
To be extended.
verb
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1
To lie or stretch.

The fence extends to the meadow.

verb
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1
To stretch out or draw out to a certain point, or for a certain distance or time.
verb
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1
To enlarge in area, scope, influence, meaning, effect, etc.; widen; broaden; expand; spread.
verb
98
3
To stretch or thrust forth; hold out; proffer.
verb
95
3
To present for acceptance; offer; accord; grant.
verb
92
2
To stretch or straighten out (a flexed limb of the body)
verb
89
2
To make (oneself) work or try very hard.
verb
86
1
To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance.
verb
83
2
To gain control of by force.
verb
80
2
To calculate (an amount on an invoice) by multiplying quantity by price.
verb
77
2
To open or straighten (something) out; unbend.

Extended the legs of the folding table.

verb
30
1
To increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance.

Used rice or pasta to extend leftover casseroles.

verb
27
1
To be or become long, large, or comprehensive.

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

verb
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0
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.

verb
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(intransitive) To increase in extent.
verb
2
0
(intransitive) To possess a certain extent.
verb
2
0
To cause to increase in extent.
verb
0
0
To cause to last for a longer period of time.
verb
0
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To straighten (a limb).
verb
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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