verb (used with object)
- British. to assess or value.
- to make a seizure or levy upon, as land, by a writ of extent.
verb (used without object)
- extend credit to,
- extended care,
- extended complex plane
Origin of extend
Examples from the Web for extend
At some point, show creator Mark Burnett made the diabolical decision to extend the show to 120 minutes.Donald Trump Fires Woman For Not Calling Bill Cosby|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of those on board QZ8501.
In order to extend their legal residence in the United States, they had to obtain other visas.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But would they be willing to extend their welcome to series that are streamed outside of Netflix?15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Valerie isn't going anywhere, and her work will extend through those she has cultivated and inspired.The Valerie Jarrett I Know: How She Saved the Obama Campaign and Why She’s Indispensable|Joshua DuBois|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Would not that indefinite expression, the liberty of the press, extend to the justification of every possible publication?A Collection of Essays and Fugitiv Writings|Noah Webster
The cerebral hemispheres, which are smooth, do not extend over the cerebellum.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
About this time Lincoln began to extend somewhat his system—if he really ever had a system in anything—of reading.'Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1 (of 2)|William H. Herndon
"On right sections;—to twenty-five yards, extend intervals;—" he shouted.With Sully into the Sioux Land|Joseph Mills Hanson
They are references as to how far such a context can extend.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
- to carry forward
- to calculate the amount of (a total, balance, etc)
Word Origin for extend
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.