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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extend  \Ex*tend"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Extended};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Extending}.]  [L.  extendere,  extentum  extensum  ex  out  + 
  tendere  to  stretch.  See  {Trend}.] 
  1.  To  stretch  out  to  prolong  in  space;  to  carry  forward  or 
  continue  in  length;  as  to  extend  a  line  in  surveying;  to 
  extend  a  cord  across  the  street. 
 
  Few  extend  their  thoughts  toward  universal 
  knowledge'.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  enlarge,  as  a  surface  or  volume;  to  expand;  to  spread; 
  to  amplify;  as  to  extend  metal  plates  by  hammering  or 
  rolling  them 
 
  3.  To  enlarge;  to  widen;  to  carry  out  further;  as  to  extend 
  the  capacities,  the  sphere  of  usefulness,  or  commerce;  to 
  extend  power  or  influence;  to  continue,  as  time;  to 
  lengthen;  to  prolong;  as  to  extend  the  time  of  payment  or 
  a  season  of  trail. 
 
  4.  To  hold  out  or  reach  forth,  as  the  arm  or  hand. 
 
  His  helpless  hand  extend.  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  To  bestow;  to  offer;  to  impart;  to  apply;  as  to  extend 
  sympathy  to  the  suffering. 
 
  6.  To  increase  in  quantity  by  weakening  or  adulterating 
  additions;  as  to  extend  liquors.  --G.  P.  Burnham. 
 
  7.  (Eng.  Law)  To  value,  as  lands  taken  by  a  writ  of  extent  in 
  satisfaction  of  a  debt;  to  assign  by  writ  of  extent. 
 
  {Extended  letter}  (Typog.),  a  letter,  or  style  of  type 
  having  a  broader  face  than  is  usual  for  a  letter  or  type 
  of  the  same  height. 
 
  Note:  This  is  extended  type 
 
  Syn:  To  increase;  enlarge;  expand;  widen;  diffuse.  See 
  {Increase}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extend 
  v  1:  extend  in  scope  or  range  or  area;  "The  law  was  extended  to 
  all  citizens";  "widen  the  range  of  applications"; 
  "broaden  your  horizon"  [syn:  {widen},  {broaden}] 
  2:  stretch  out  over  a  distance,  space,  time,  or  scope;  run  or 
  extend  between  two  points  or  beyond  a  certain  point; 
  "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"  [syn:  {run},  {go},  {pass},  {lead}] 
  3:  span  an  interval  of  distance,  space  or  time;  "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"  [syn:  {cover}] 
  4:  make  available;  provide;  "extend  a  loan";  "The  bank  offers  a 
  good  deal  on  new  mortgages"  [syn:  {offer}] 
  5:  extend  out  and  forward,  as  of  a  limb;  "He  held  out  his 
  hand";  "point  a  finger";  "extend  a  hand"  [syn:  {stretch 
  out},  {put  out},  {hold  out},  {stretch  forth}] 
  6:  reach  outward  in  space;  "This  rock  sticks  out";  "The  awning 
  extends  several  feet  over  the  sidewalk"  [syn:  {stick  out}, 
  {poke  out},  {reach  out}] 
  7:  offer  verbally:  "extend  my  greetings";  "He  offered  his 
  sympathy"  [syn:  {offer}] 
  8:  extend  one's  limbs  or  muscles,  or  the  entire  body;  "Stretch 
  your  legs!"  "Extend  your  right  arm  above  your  head"  [syn: 
  {stretch}] 
  9:  expand  the  influence  of  "The  King  extended  his  rule  to  the 
  Eastern  part  of  the  continent"  [syn:  {expand}] 
  10:  lengthen  in  time;  cause  to  be  or  last  longer:  "We  prolonged 
  our  stay";  "She  extended  her  visit  by  another  day"  [syn: 
  {prolong},  {protract},  {draw  out}] 
  11:  extend  or  stretch  out  to  a  greater  or  the  full  length; 
  "Unfold  the  newspaper";  "stretch  out  that  piece  of 
  cloth";  "extend  the  TV  antenna"  [syn:  {unfold},  {stretch}, 
  {stretch  out}] 
  12:  cause  to  move  at  full  gallop;  "Did  you  gallop  the  horse  just 
  now?"  [syn:  {gallop}] 
  13:  open  or  straighten  out  unbend;  "Can  we  extend  the  legs  of 
  this  dining  table?" 
  14:  use  to  the  utmost;  exert  vigorously  or  to  full  capacity;  "He 
  really  extended  himself  when  he  climbed  Kilimanjaro"; 
  "Don't  strain  your  mind  too  much"  [syn:  {strain}] 
  15:  prolong  the  time  allowed  for  payment  of:  "extend  the  loan" 
  16:  continue  or  extend;  "The  civil  war  carried  into  the 
  neighboring  province";  "The  disease  extended  into  athe 
  remote  mountain  provinces"  [syn:  {carry}] 
  17:  increase  in  quantity  or  bulk  by  adding  a  cheaper  substance; 
  "stretch  the  soup  by  addding  some  more  cream";  "extend 
  the  casserole  with  a  little  rice"  [syn:  {stretch}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  extend 
 
    To  add  {features}  to  a  program,  especially 
  through  the  use  of  {hooks}. 
 
  Extend"  is  very  often  used  in  the  phrase  "extend  the 
  {functionality}  of  a  program." 
 
  {Plug-ins}  are  one  form  of  extension. 
 
  (1997-06-21) 
 
 




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