• To increase in extent.
  • To possess a certain extent; to cover an amount of space.
  • To cause to increase in extent.
  • To cause to last for a longer period of time.
  • To straighten (a limb).
  • To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply.
  • To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions.
  • To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.
  • Of a class: to be an extension or subtype of, or to be based on, a prototype or a more abstract class.
  • To reenlist for a further period.



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  • From Middle English extenden, from Anglo-Norman extendre, estendre, from Latin extendō ("I stretch out").

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