Extend Definition

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To be extended.
Webster's New World
To cause (something) to be longer, wider, or cover more area.
Extended the subway line into the next town.
American Heritage
To stretch out or draw out to a certain point, or for a certain distance or time.
Webster's New World
To enlarge in area, scope, influence, meaning, effect, etc.; widen; broaden; expand; spread.
Webster's New World
To lie or stretch.
The fence extends to the meadow.
Webster's New World

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


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