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Adjective: extended  ik'sten-did or ek'sten-did
  1. Stretched to maximum length or distance
    "an extended telescope"; "his extended legs reached almost across the small room"; "refused to accept the extended hand"
  2. Relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    "an extended discussion";
    - drawn-out, lengthy, prolonged, protracted, long-drawn-out
  3. Drawn out or made longer spatially
    "the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes";
    - elongated, lengthened, prolonged
  4. Beyond the literal or primary sense
    "'hot off the press' shows an extended sense of 'hot'"
  5. Large in spatial extent, range, scope or quantity
    "extended farm lands"; "surgeons with extended experience";
    - extensive
Verb: extend  ik'stend or ek'stend
  1. Increase in scope, range or area
    "The law was extended to all citizens"; "Extend your backyard";
    - widen, broaden
  2. Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets";
    - run, go, pass, lead
  3. Span an interval of distance, space or time
    "The war extended over five years"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon";
    - cover, continue
  4. Make available; provide
    "extend a loan";
    - offer
  5. Thrust or extend out
    "extend a hand";
    - exsert, stretch out, put out, hold out, stretch forth
  6. Reach outward in space
    "The awning extends several feet over the pavement";
    - poke out, reach out
  7. Offer verbally
    "extend my greetings";
    - offer
  8. Extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
    "Extend your right arm above your head";
    - stretch
  9. Extend the influence of
    "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent";
    - expand
  10. Lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    "She extended her visit by another day";
    - prolong, protract, draw out
  11. Make longer or of full length; remove folds by pulling
    "extend the TV antenna";
    - unfold, stretch, stretch out
  12. (riding) cause to move at full gallop
    "Did you extend the horse just now?";
    - 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";
    - strain
  15. Prolong the time allowed for payment of
    "extend the loan"
  16. Continue in location
    "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces";
    - carry
  17. Increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance
    "extend the casserole with a little rice";
    - stretch

See also: big, figurative, large, long, nonliteral, outspread, outstretched, sprawly, spread, spread-eagle, spreadeagled, stretched

Type of: alter, apply, be, change, change form, change shape, continue, deform, employ, furnish, gesticulate, gesture, give, increase, lengthen, modify, motion, offer, pay, provide, render, ride, sit, straighten, straighten out, strain, supply, tense, tense up, use, utilise [Brit], utilize

Antonym: unextended

Encyclopedia: Extended