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 extendible
An extendible shaft went from the wheel-fitting to the crank on the tractor.
- 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.