- stretched out: extended wires.
- continued or prolonged: extended efforts.
- spread out: extended flags.
- widespread or extensive; having extension or spatial magnitude: extended treatment of a subject.
- outstretched: extended arms.
- Printing. expanded(def 3).
- of or relating to a meaning of a word other than its original or primary meaning: an extended sense.
Origin of extended
- to stretch out; draw out to the full length: He extended the measuring tape as far as it would go.
- to stretch, draw, or arrange in a given direction, or so as to reach a particular point, as a cord, wall, or line of troops.
- to stretch forth or hold out, as the arm or hand: to extend one's hand in greeting.
- to place at full length, especially horizontally, as the body or limbs.
- to increase the length or duration of; lengthen; prolong: to extend a visit.
- to stretch out in various or all directions; expand; spread out in area: A huge tent was extended over the field.
- to enlarge the scope of, or make more comprehensive, as operations, influence, or meaning: The European powers extended their authority in Asia.
- to provide as an offer or grant; offer; grant; give: to extend aid to needy scholars.
- Finance. to postpone (the payment of a debt) beyond the time originally agreed upon.
- to increase the bulk or volume of, especially by adding an inexpensive or plentiful substance.
- Bookkeeping. to transfer (figures) from one column to another.
- British.to assess or value.
- to make a seizure or levy upon, as land, by a writ of extent.
- Manège. to bring (a horse) into an extended attitude.
- to exert (oneself) to an unusual degree.
- Archaic. to exaggerate.
- Obsolete. to take by seizure.
Origin of extend
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Examples from the Web for extended
In November 2014, that agreement was extended by four months, with some additional restrictions on Iran.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Dec 21
December 21, 2014
I will tell you what, you wait for the extended cut of this film.
But there will be a little bit of Orc killing to be seen in the extended cut.
Age is one of many factors, but it will play a larger role in the conversation as Baby Boomers retire and longevity is extended.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Risky Heart Surgery
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD
November 26, 2014
In response, her husband prevented her from seeing her daughters for extended periods.Drawing on the Memories of Syrian Women
November 26, 2014
Exceeding the limits assigned to it, my discussion has, however, extended too far.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
A territory bounded by the Mississippi has been extended from sea to sea.
He took the hand which she extended and, bending over it, kissed it gallantly.Viviette
William J. Locke
From children and animals it extended to slaves and criminals.A Treatise on Parents and Children
George Bernard Shaw
Dick had no scruple in clasping that extended hand very warmly in his own.Within the Law
- stretched out in time, space, influence, application, etc
- (of a horse's pace) free-moving and with long stepsan extended trot
- printing another word for expanded (def. 1)
- to draw out or be drawn out; stretch
- to last for a certain timehis schooling extended for three years
- (intr) to reach a certain point in time or distancethe land extends five miles
- (intr) to exist or occurthe trees extended throughout the area
- (tr) to increase (a building, etc) in size or area; add to or enlarge
- (tr) to broaden the meaning or scope ofthe law was extended
- (tr) to put forth, present, or offerto extend greetings
- to stretch forth (an arm, etc)
- (tr) to lay out (a body) at full length
- (tr) to strain or exert (a person or animal) to the maximum
- (tr) to prolong (the time originally set) for payment of (a debt or loan), completion of (a task), etc
- (tr) accounting
- to carry forward
- to calculate the amount of (a total, balance, etc)
- (tr) law (formerly in England) to value or assess (land)
Word Origin and History for extended
early 14c., "to value, assess;" late 14c. "to stretch out, lengthen," from Anglo-French estendre (late 13c.), Old French estendre "stretch out, extend, increase," from Latin extendere "stretch out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + tendere "to stretch" (see tenet). Related: Extended; extending.
- To straighten a limb; unbend.