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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·tend /ɪkˈstɛnd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ex·tend /ɪkˈstɛnd/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 延伸 擴充

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·tend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extended; p. pr. & vb. n. Extending.]
 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 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.
 Note:This is extended type.
 Syn: -- To increase; enlarge; expand; widen; diffuse. See Increase.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: 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" [syn: widen,
      2: 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" [syn: run, go, pass, lead]
      3: 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" [syn: cover]
      4: make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a
         good deal on new mortgages" [syn: offer]
      5: thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a
         finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
         [syn: exsert, stretch out, put out, hold out, stretch
      6: reach outward in space; "The awning extends several feet
         over the sidewalk" [syn: poke out, reach out]
      7: offer verbally; "extend my greetings"; "He offered his
         sympathy" [syn: offer]
      8: extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch
         your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head" [syn:
      9: expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the
         Eastern part of the continent" [syn: expand]
      10: 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" [syn: prolong, protract,
           draw out]
      11: extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length;
          "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of
          cloth"; "extend the TV antenna" [syn: unfold, stretch,
           stretch out]
      12: cause to move at full gallop; "Did you gallop the horse just
          now?" [syn: 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";
          "Don't strain your mind too much" [syn: strain]
      15: prolong the time allowed for payment of; "extend the loan"
      16: continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the
          neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the
          remote mountain provinces" [syn: carry]
      17: 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" [syn: stretch]