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Webster 1913 Edition


Extend

Ex-tend′

(ĕks-tĕnd′)
,
Verb.
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.
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
.
G. P. Burnham.
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.
Syn. – To increase; enlarge; expand; widen; diffuse. See
Increase
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Extend

EXTEND'

,
Verb.
T.
[L. extendo; ex and tendo, teneo.]
1.
To stretch in any direction; to carry forward, or continue in length, as a line; to spread in breadth; to expand or dilate in size. The word is particularly applied to length and breadth. We extend lines in surveying; we extend roads, limits, bounds; we extend metal plates by hammering.
2.
To stretch; to reach forth; as, to extend the arm of hand.
3.
To spread; to expand; to enlarge; to widen; as, to extend the capacities, or intellectual powers; to extend the sphere of usefulness; to extend commerce.
4.
To continue; to prolong; as, to extend the time of payment; to extend the season of trial.
5.
To communicate; to bestow on; to use or exercise towards.
He hath extended mercy to me before the king. Ezra 7.
6.
To impart; to yield or give.
I will extend peace to her like a river. Is.66.
7.
In law, to value lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; or to levy on lands, as an execution.
The execution was delivered to the sheriff, who extended the same on certain real estate.

EXTEND'

,
Verb.
I.
To stretch; to reach; to be continued in length or breadth. The state of Massachusetts extends west to the border of the state of New York. Connecticut river extends from Canada to the sound. How far will your argument or proposition extend? Let our charities extend to the heathen.

Definition 2022


extend

extend

English

Verb

extend (third-person singular simple present extends, present participle extending, simple past and past participle extended)

  1. (intransitive) To increase in extent.
  2. (intransitive) To possess a certain extent.
  3. (transitive) To cause to increase in extent.
  4. (transitive) To cause to last for a longer period of time.
  5. (transitive) To straighten (a limb).
  6. To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply.
    to extend sympathy to the suffering
  7. To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of G. P. Burnham to this entry?)
    • 1897, Alonzo Lewis, ‎James Robinson Newhall, History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts (page 155)
      [] the exalted morality of those virtuous brethren in the trade who, with consciences as weak as their own "extended" liquors, sought to convince him that to reduce the drink was a mercy to the poor deluded toper.
  8. (Britain, law) To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.

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