Ex`tend´   Pronunciation: ĕks`tĕnd´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Extended; p. pr. & vb. n. Extending.]
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 trial.
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.
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.
Verb1.extend - extend in scope or range or area; "The law was extended to all citizens"; "widen the range of applications"; "broaden your horizon"; "Extend your backyard"
Synonyms: broaden, widen
2.extend - 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"
Synonyms: run, lead, pass, go
3.extend - 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"
Synonyms: cover
4.extend - make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
Synonyms: offer
5.extend - thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
6.extend - reach outward in space; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
Synonyms: poke out, reach out
7.extend - offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his sympathy"
Synonyms: offer
8.extend - extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
Synonyms: stretch
9.extend - expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
Synonyms: expand
10.extend - lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"
11.extend - extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
12.extend - cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just now?"
Synonyms: gallop
13.extend - open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
14.extend - 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"
Synonyms: strain
15.extend - prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan"
16.extend - continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
Synonyms: carry
17.extend - increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
Synonyms: stretch
(programming)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.
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-- Extend --
extend oneself
extend to
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