Extend

Definition of Extend

Ex`tend´   Pronunciation: ĕks`tĕnd´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Extended; p. pr. & vb. n. Extending.]
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 trial.
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.
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.

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