Hypertext Webster Gateway: "extended"

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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: relatively long in duration; tediously protracted; "a
drawn-out argument"; "an extended discussion"; "a
lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"; "a prolonged
and bitter struggle"; "protracted negotiations" [syn:
{drawn-out}, {lengthy}, {prolonged}, {protracted}]
2: fully extended or stretched forth; "an extended telescope";
"his extended legs reached almost across the small room";
"refused to accept the extended hand" [ant: {unextended}]
3: great in range or scope; "an extended vocabulary"; "surgeons
with extended experience"; "extensive examples of picture
writing"; "suffered extensive damage"; "a wide selection"
[syn: {extensive}, {wide}]
4: of printers' type; wider than usual for a particular height
[syn: {expanded}] [ant: {condensed}]
5: drawn out or made longer spatially; "Picasso's elongated Don
Quixote"; "lengthened skirts are fashionable this year";
"the extended airport runways can accommodate larger
planes"; "a prolonged black line across the page" [syn: {elongated},
{lengthened}, {prolonged}]
6: beyond the literal or primary sense; "`hot off the press'
shows an extended sense of `hot'"
7: large in spatial extent or range; "an extensive Roman
settlement in northwest England"; "extended farm lands"
[syn: {extensive}]

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