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.
To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them.
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.
To straighten the sword arm in the direction of the target.
Used to describe an action that straightens a limb or part of the body.
To stretch, spread, enlarge to greater lengths greater, or scope; expand
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"
extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
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"
Latin extendo = extend or stretch out, hence, extension = extended or straightened; the position opposite to the flexed or bent.
A line may be extended by adding additional hose or by straightening or rerouting hose that has already been laid. Also, to extend the reach of a ladder.
To stretch out or draw out. To enlarge in area, scope, influence, etc.