Definitions for extend

Definitions for (verb) extend

Main entry: extend, stretch

Definition: extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

Usage: Stretch your legs!; Extend your right arm above your head

Main entry: stretch forth, stretch out, hold out, exsert, extend, put out

Definition: thrust or extend out

Usage: He held out his hand; point a finger; extend a hand; the bee exserted its sting

Main entry: stretch, extend

Definition: increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

Usage: stretch the soup by adding some more cream; extend the casserole with a little rice

Main entry: extend, carry

Definition: continue or extend

Usage: The civil war carried into the neighboring province; The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces

Main entry: prolong, protract, extend, draw out

Definition: lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

Usage: We prolonged our stay; She extended her visit by another day; The meeting was drawn out until midnight

Main entry: extend

Definition: prolong the time allowed for payment of

Usage: extend the loan

Main entry: broaden, extend, widen

Definition: extend in scope or range or area

Usage: The law was extended to all citizens; widen the range of applications; broaden your horizon; Extend your backyard

Main entry: expand, extend

Definition: expand the influence of

Usage: The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent

Main entry: extend, strain

Definition: use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity

Usage: He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro; Don't strain your mind too much

Main entry: extend

Definition: open or straighten out; unbend

Usage: Can we extend the legs of this dining table?

Main entry: gallop, extend

Definition: cause to move at full gallop

Usage: Did you gallop the horse just now?

Main entry: extend, stretch, stretch out, unfold

Definition: extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

Usage: Unfold the newspaper; stretch out that piece of cloth; extend the TV antenna

Main entry: extend, offer

Definition: offer verbally

Usage: extend my greetings; He offered his sympathy

Main entry: offer, extend

Definition: make available; provide

Usage: extend a loan; The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages

Main entry: extend, run, lead, go, pass

Definition: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

Usage: Service runs all the way to Cranbury; His knowledge doesn't go very far; My memory extends back to my fourth year of life; The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

Main entry: extend, cover, continue

Definition: span an interval of distance, space or time

Usage: The war extended over five years; The period covered the turn of the century; My land extends over the hills on the horizon; This farm covers some 200 acres; The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles

Main entry: poke out, reach out, extend

Definition: reach outward in space

Usage: The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk

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