Definition of "extend" []

  • To open or straighten (something) out; unbend: extended the legs of the folding table. (verb-transitive)
  • To stretch or spread (something) out to greater or fullest length: extended the radio antenna. (verb-transitive)
  • To exert (oneself) vigorously or to full capacity: Few mountain climbers have extended themselves as those two have. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to move at full gallop. Used of a horse. (verb-transitive)
  • To increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance: used rice or pasta to extend leftover casseroles. (verb-transitive)
  • To draw out or be drawn out; stretch (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To last for a certain time (verb)
  • To reach a certain point in time or distance (verb)
  • To exist or occur (verb)
  • To increase (a building, etc) in size or area; add to or enlarge (verb)
  • To broaden the meaning or scope of (verb)
  • To put forth, present, or offer (verb)
  • To stretch forth (an arm, etc) (verb)
  • To lay out (a body) at full length (verb)
  • To strain or exert (a person or animal) to the maximum (verb)
  • To prolong (the time originally set) for payment of (a debt or loan), completion of (a task), etc (verb)
  • To carry forward (verb)
  • To calculate the amount of (a total, balance, etc) (verb)
  • (formerly in England) to value or assess (land) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "extend" in a sentence
  • "Cut the marabou at the length you want the feather to extend from the head to the tail, cutting it towards the base of the feather and not the tip."
  • "Property rights extend from the center of the earth to the sky."
  • "For underhanded pitching, the line should extend from the rod tip down to the lure, which should be even with the reel."