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)
Origin of extend
SYNONYMS FOR extend
Examples from the Web for extending
The extending out of one syllable is a great songwriting device.
Did you envision your Pryor biography as extending your previous investigation—aesthetically and historically?How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I just got my nails done,” gushes Michael C. Hall, extending his manicured, silver digits towards me.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Extending the life of a fighter jet past its expected lifespan comes at a steep price.
“If anything, John Kerry succeeded in extending the period of hope for a little bit longer,” he said.Everyone Says John Kerry Should Stay Out of the Middle East|Josh Rogin|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The crevices where racers hibernate are known to be several feet deep in some instances, extending well below the frost line.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor|Henry S. Fitch
The sight is perfectly dazzling; the plain, as far as the eye can reach, extending in the same bespangled carpet of red and green.Parsons on the Rose|Samuel Browne Parsons
Our route was long and wearisome, extending throughout the following night.
For the first time in the history of mankind the experiment was made of extending the institutions of Japhet to the sons of Ham.
Much of the territory is mountainous, the Carpathians extending over about 800 miles.Alden's Handy Atlas of the World|John B. Alden
British Dictionary definitions for extending
- to carry forward
- to calculate the amount of (a total, balance, etc)