W2S3 [ıkˈstend] v
5¦(offer help/thanks)¦
7¦(continue winning)¦
[Date: 1300-1400; : Latin; Origin: extendere, from tendere 'to stretch']
1.) ¦(TIME)¦ [I + adverb/preposition,T]
to continue for a longer period of time, or to make something last longer
Management have agreed to extend the deadline.
extend for/into/over etc
Some of our courses extend over two years.
extend sth for/by/until sth
The government has extended the ban on the import of beef until June.
2.) ¦(AREA/DISTANCE)¦ [I always + adverb/preposition]
to continue for a particular distance or over a particular area
+ across/over/through etc
The River Nile extends as far south as Lake Victoria.
extend 100 km/30 yards etc (from sth)
The shelf extends 20 cms from the bookcase.
3.) ¦(SIZE)¦ [T]
to make a room, building, road etc bigger or longer
We plan to extend the kitchen by six feet.
a) [I always + adverb/preposition]
to affect or include people, things, or places
extend to/beyond etc
My duties at the school extend beyond just teaching.
The vote was extended to all women aged 21 and over in 1928.
b) [T]
to make something affect more people, situations, areas etc than before
British Coal is planning to extend its operations in Wales.
extend sth to sb/sth
We can extend our insurance cover to travel abroad.
5.) ¦(OFFER HELP/THANKS)¦ [T] formal
to officially offer someone help, sympathy, thanks etc
extend sth to sb
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our French visitors.
I'd like to extend my thanks to all the catering staff.
The Coroner extended his sympathy to the victim's family.
The Headteacher has extended an invitation to the Prime Minister to visit the school.
The banks have decided to extend credit to the company (=allow them to borrow more money) .
6.) ¦(ARMS/LEGS)¦ [T]
to stretch out a hand or leg
George extended his hand (=offered to shake hands) .
to increase the number of points, games etc by which one person or team is ahead of other competitors
Manchester United extended their lead at the top of the table to 10 points.
8.) ¦(FURNITURE)¦ [I and T]
if a table or ladder extends, it can be made longer

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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