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  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}. 




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