Extended
Extend Ex*tend" ([e^]ks*t[e^]nd"), 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. [1913 Webster]

Few extend their thoughts toward universal knowledge. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand. [1913 Webster]

His helpless hand extend. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering. [1913 Webster]

6. To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors. --G. P. Burnham. [1913 Webster]

7. (Eng. Law) To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

Note: This is extended type.

Syn: To increase; enlarge; expand; widen; diffuse. See {Increase}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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