extended

[ik-sten-did]
adjective
1.
stretched out: extended wires.
2.
continued or prolonged: extended efforts.
3.
spread out: extended flags.
4.
widespread or extensive; having extension or spatial magnitude: extended treatment of a subject.
5.
outstretched: extended arms.
6.
Printing. expanded ( def 3 ).
7.
of or pertaining to a meaning of a word other than its original or primary meaning: an extended sense.
8.
Manège.
a.
(of a moving horse) noting an elongated pose in which the legs reach out from the body, the chin is out from the chest, etc. Compare collected ( def 3a ).
b.
(of the gait of a horse) characterized by long, low, usually fast strides. Compare collected ( def 3b ).

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see extend, -ed2

extendedly, adverb
extendedness, noun
nonextended, adjective
unextended, adjective
unextendedly, adverb
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extend

[ik-stend]
verb (used with object)
1.
to stretch out; draw out to the full length: He extended the measuring tape as far as it would go.
2.
to stretch, draw, or arrange in a given direction, or so as to reach a particular point, as a cord, wall, or line of troops.
3.
to stretch forth or hold out, as the arm or hand: to extend one's hand in greeting.
4.
to place at full length, especially horizontally, as the body or limbs.
5.
to increase the length or duration of; lengthen; prolong: to extend a visit.
6.
to stretch out in various or all directions; expand; spread out in area: A huge tent was extended over the field.
7.
to enlarge the scope of, or make more comprehensive, as operations, influence, or meaning: The European powers extended their authority in Asia.
8.
to provide as an offer or grant; offer; grant; give: to extend aid to needy scholars.
9.
Finance. to postpone (the payment of a debt) beyond the time originally agreed upon.
10.
to increase the bulk or volume of, especially by adding an inexpensive or plentiful substance.
11.
Bookkeeping. to transfer (figures) from one column to another.
12.
Law.
a.
British. to assess or value.
b.
to make a seizure or levy upon, as land, by a writ of extent.
13.
Manège. to bring (a horse) into an extended attitude.
14.
to exert (oneself) to an unusual degree.
15.
Archaic. to exaggerate.
16.
Obsolete. to take by seizure.
verb (used without object)
17.
to be or become extended; stretch out in length, duration, or in various or all directions.
18.
to reach, as to a particular point.
19.
to increase in length, area, scope, etc.
20.
Manège. (of a horse) to come into an extended attitude.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English extenden < Latin extendere to stretch out. See ex-1, tend1

extendible, extendable, adjective
extendibility, extendability, noun
nonextendible, adjective
nonextendibleness, noun
preextend, verb
superextend, verb
unextendable, adjective
unextendible, adjective


5. continue. See lengthen. 6. enlarge; widen, dilate. 8. bestow, impart.


1. shorten, contract.
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extend (ɪkˈstɛnd)
 
vb
1.  to draw out or be drawn out; stretch
2.  to last for a certain time: his schooling extended for three years
3.  (intr) to reach a certain point in time or distance: the land extends five miles
4.  (intr) to exist or occur: the trees extended throughout the area
5.  (tr) to increase (a building, etc) in size or area; add to or enlarge
6.  (tr) to broaden the meaning or scope of: the law was extended
7.  (tr) to put forth, present, or offer: to extend greetings
8.  to stretch forth (an arm, etc)
9.  (tr) to lay out (a body) at full length
10.  (tr) to strain or exert (a person or animal) to the maximum
11.  (tr) to prolong (the time originally set) for payment of (a debt or loan), completion of (a task), etc
12.  (tr) accounting
 a.  to carry forward
 b.  to calculate the amount of (a total, balance, etc)
13.  (tr) law (formerly in England) to value or assess (land)
 
[C14: from Latin extendere to stretch out, from tendere to stretch]
 
ex'tendible
 
adj
 
ex'tendable
 
adj
 
extendi'bility
 
n
 
extenda'bility
 
n

extended (ɪkˈstɛndɪd)
 
adj
1.  stretched out in time, space, influence, application, etc
2.  (of a horse's pace) free-moving and with long steps: an extended trot
3.  printing another word for expanded
 
ex'tendedly
 
adv
 
ex'tendedness
 
n

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extend
late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. estendre (late 13c.), from L. extendere "stretch out," from ex- "out" + tendere "to stretch" (see tenet). Related: Extended; extending.
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extend ex·tend (ĭk-stěnd')
v. ex·tend·ed, ex·tend·ing, ex·tends
To straighten a limb; unbend.

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We start with small doses and don't usually offer, let alone require, extended
  sequences.
We've extended the ad deadline if you use our online order form.
If the behavior continues, as the extended scenario suggests, then there are
  some issues at play.
He extended the practice to earlier photographs, too.
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