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EXTEND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does extend mean? 

EXTEND (verb)
  The verb EXTEND has 17 senses:

1. extend in scope or range or area
2. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
3. span an interval of distance, space or time
4. make available; provide
5. thrust or extend out
6. reach outward in space
7. offer verbally
8. extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
9. expand the influence of
10. lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
11. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
12. cause to move at full gallop
13. open or straighten out; unbend
14. use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity
15. prolong the time allowed for payment of
16. continue or extend
17. increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

  Familiarity information: EXTEND used as a verb is very familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXTEND (verb)


Sense 1extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extend in scope or range or area

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

extend; broaden; widen

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

increase (make bigger or more)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "extend"):

broaden (make broader)

territorialise; territorialize (extend by adding territory)

globalise; globalize (make world-wide in scope or application)

stretch (extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

extend; run; lead; pass; go

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

be (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "extend"):

come (extend or reach)

radiate; ray (extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center)

go deep; go far (extend in importance or range)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP

Also:

extend to (to extend as far as)


Sense 3extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Span an interval of distance, space or time

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

extend; cover; continue

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

be (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "extend"):

ridge (extend in ridges)

overspread; spread (spread across or over)

overlap (extend over and cover a part of)

sweep (cover the entire range of)

cross; span; sweep; traverse (to cover or extend over an area or time period)

constellate; dot; stud (scatter or intersperse like dots or studs)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 4extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make available; provide

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

extend; offer

Context examples:

extend a loan / The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 5extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Thrust or extend out

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

exsert; hold out; stretch forth; stretch out; put out; extend

Context examples:

He held out his hand / point a finger / extend a hand / the bee exserted its sting

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

gesticulate; gesture; motion (show, express or direct through movement)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "extend"):

hyperextend (extend a joint beyond its normal range)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reach outward in space

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

poke out; reach out; extend

Context example:

The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

be (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


Sense 7extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Offer verbally

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

offer; extend

Context examples:

extend my greetings / He offered his sympathy

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

give; pay (convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 8extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

stretch; extend

Context examples:

Stretch your legs! / Extend your right arm above your head

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

strain; tense; tense up (cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "extend"):

spread-eagle (stretch out completely)

crane; stretch out (stretch (the neck) so as to see better)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 9extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expand the influence of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

expand; extend

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 10extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

prolong; protract; draw out; extend

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

lengthen (make longer)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "extend"):

spin; spin out (prolong or extend)

temporise; temporize (draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time)

extend (prolong the time allowed for payment of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 11extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

stretch out; unfold; stretch; extend

Context examples:

Unfold the newspaper / stretch out that piece of cloth / extend the TV antenna

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

change form; change shape; deform (assume a different shape or form)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 12extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to move at full gallop

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

gallop; extend

Context example:

Did you gallop the horse just now?

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

ride; sit (sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions)

Domain category:

horseback riding; riding (to be carried on horseback as a means of transportation)

equitation; horseback riding; riding (the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 13extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Open or straighten out; unbend

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

Can we extend the legs of this dining table?

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

straighten; straighten out (make straight)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 14extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

strain; extend

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

apply; employ; use; utilise; utilize (put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "extend"):

task; tax (use to the limit)

overextend; overstrain (strain excessively)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 15extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prolong the time allowed for payment of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

extend the loan

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

draw out; extend; prolong; protract (lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 16extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continue or extend

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

carry; extend

Context examples:

The civil war carried into the neighboring province / The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

continue (exist over a prolonged period of time)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 17extend [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

stretch; extend

Context examples:

stretch the soup by adding some more cream / extend the casserole with a little rice

Hypernyms (to "extend" is one way to...):

increase (make bigger or more)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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