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


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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

      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: 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]
      5: beyond the literal or primary sense; "`hot off the press'
         shows an extended sense of `hot'"
      6: large in spatial extent or range; "an extensive Roman
         settlement in northwest England"; "extended farm lands"
         [syn: extensive]