Extend vs. Extension - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Extend (verb)

    To increase in extent.

  • Extend (verb)

    To possess a certain extent.

  • Extend (verb)

    To cause to increase in extent.

  • Extend (verb)

    To cause to last for a longer period of time.

  • Extend (verb)

    To straighten (a limb).

  • Extend (verb)

    To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply.

    "to extend sympathy to the suffering"

  • Extend (verb)

    To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions.

  • Extend (verb)

    To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.

  • Extend (verb)

    Of a class: to be an extension or subtype of, or to be based on, a prototype or a more abstract class.

    "The classes Person and Dog extend the class Animal."

    "inherit"

  • Extension (noun)

    The act of extending; a stretching out; enlargement in length or breadth; an increase

  • Extension (noun)

    The state of being extended

  • Extension (noun)

    That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space (or time, e.g. "spatiotemporal extension")

  • Extension (noun)

    A part of a building that has been extended from the original

  • Extension (noun)

    Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; — correlative of intension.

  • Extension (noun)

    A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.

  • Extension (noun)

    The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.

  • Extension (noun)

    An exercise in which an arm or leg is straightened against resistance.

  • Extension (noun)

    A simple offensive action, consisting of extending the weapon arm forward.

  • Extension (noun)

    A numerical code used to specify a specific telephone in a telecommunication network.

  • Extension (noun)

    A file extension.

    "Files with the .txt extension usually contain text."

  • Extension (noun)

    An optional software component that adds functionality to an application.

    "a browser extension"

  • Extension (noun)

    The set of tuples of values that, used as arguments, satisfy the predicate.

  • Extension (noun)

    A kind of derivative morpheme applied to verbs in Bantu languages.

Webster Dictionary

  • Extend

    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.

  • Extend

    To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them.

  • Extend

    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.

  • Extend

    To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand.

  • Extend

    To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering.

  • Extend

    To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors.

  • Extend

    To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.

  • Extension (noun)

    The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.

  • Extension (noun)

    That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.

  • Extension (noun)

    Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; - correlative of intension.

  • Extension (noun)

    The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.

  • Extension (noun)

    The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion.

  • Extension (noun)

    A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Extend (verb)

    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"

  • Extend (verb)

    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 (verb)

    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"

  • Extend (verb)

    make available; provide;

    "extend a loan"

    "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"

  • Extend (verb)

    thrust or extend out;

    "He held out his hand"

    "point a finger"

    "extend a hand"

    "the bee exserted its sting"

  • Extend (verb)

    reach outward in space;

    "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"

  • Extend (verb)

    offer verbally;

    "extend my greetings"

    "He offered his sympathy"

  • Extend (verb)

    extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body;

    "Stretch your legs!"

    "Extend your right arm above your head"

  • Extend (verb)

    expand the influence of;

    "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"

  • Extend (verb)

    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"

  • Extend (verb)

    extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length;

    "Unfold the newspaper"

    "stretch out that piece of cloth"

    "extend the TV antenna"

  • Extend (verb)

    cause to move at full gallop;

    "Did you gallop the horse just now?"

  • Extend (verb)

    open or straighten out; unbend;

    "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"

  • Extend (verb)

    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"

  • Extend (verb)

    prolong the time allowed for payment of;

    "extend the loan"

  • Extend (verb)

    continue or extend;

    "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"

    "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

  • Extend (verb)

    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"

  • Extension (noun)

    a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt;

    "they applied for an extension of the loan"

  • Extension (noun)

    act of expanding in scope; making more widely available;

    "extension of the program to all in need"

  • Extension (noun)

    the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions

  • Extension (noun)

    an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who not enrolled as regular students

  • Extension (noun)

    act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb

  • Extension (noun)

    a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one to three letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename;

    "most applications provide extensions for the files they create"

    "most BASIC files use the filename extension .BAS"

  • Extension (noun)

    the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to;

    "the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos"

  • Extension (noun)

    the ability to raise the working leg high in the air;

    "the dancer was praised for her uncanny extension"

    "good extension comes from a combination of training and native ability"

  • Extension (noun)

    amount or degree or range to which something extends;

    "the wire has an extension of 50 feet"

  • Extension (noun)

    an additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line

  • Extension (noun)

    an addition to the length of something

  • Extension (noun)

    an addition that extends a main building

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