Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
tendereto stretch. See
To stretch out; to prolong in space; to carry forward or continue in length;
extenda line in surveying; to
extenda cord across the street.
extendtheir thoughts toward universal knowledge.
To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify;
extendmetal plates by hammering or rolling them
To enlarge; to widen; to carry out further;
as, to; to continue, as time; to lengthen; to prolong;
extendthe capacities, the sphere of usefulness, or commerce; to
extendpower or influence
extendthe time of payment or a season of trial
To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand.
His helpless hand
To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply;
extendsympathy to the suffering
To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions;
G. P. Burnham.
To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.
a letter, or style of type, having a broader face than is usual for a letter or type of the same height.
Syn. – To increase; enlarge; expand; widen; diffuse. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To stretch in any direction; to carry forward, or continue in length, as a line; to spread in breadth; to expand or dilate in size. The word is particularly applied to length and breadth. We extend lines in surveying; we extend roads, limits, bounds; we extend metal plates by hammering.
2.To stretch; to reach forth; as, to extend the arm of hand.
3.To spread; to expand; to enlarge; to widen; as, to extend the capacities, or intellectual powers; to extend the sphere of usefulness; to extend commerce.
4.To continue; to prolong; as, to extend the time of payment; to extend the season of trial.
5.To communicate; to bestow on; to use or exercise towards.
He hath extended mercy to me before the king. Ezra 7.
6.To impart; to yield or give.
I will extend peace to her like a river. Is.66.
7.In law, to value lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; or to levy on lands, as an execution.
The execution was delivered to the sheriff, who extended the same on certain real estate.
extend (third-person singular simple present extends, present participle extending, simple past and past participle extended)
- (intransitive) To increase in extent.
- (intransitive) To possess a certain extent.
- (transitive) To cause to increase in extent.
- (transitive) To cause to last for a longer period of time.
- (transitive) To straighten (a limb).
- To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply.
- to extend sympathy to the suffering
- To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of G. P. Burnham to this entry?)
- 1897, Alonzo Lewis, James Robinson Newhall, History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts (page 155)
- […] the exalted morality of those virtuous brethren in the trade who, with consciences as weak as their own "extended" liquors, sought to convince him that to reduce the drink was a mercy to the poor deluded toper.
- (Britain, law) To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.
to increase in extent
to possess a certain extent
to cause to increase in extent
to cause to last for a longer period of time