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EXTEND', L. extendo ex and tendo, teneo.

1. To stretch in any direction to carry forward, or continue in length, as a line to spread in breadth to expand or dilate in size. The word is particularly applied to length and breadth. We extend lines in surveying we extend roads, limits, bounds we extend metal plates by hammering.
2. To stretch to reach forth as, to extend the arm of hand.
3. To spread to expand to enlarge to widen as, to extend the capacities, or intellectual powers to extend the sphere of usefulness to extend commerce.
4. To continue to prolong as, to extend the time of payment to extend the season of trial.
5. To communicate to bestow on to use or exercise towards.

He hath extended mercy to me before the king. Ezra 7 .

6. To impart to yield or give.

I will extend peace to her like a river. Isaiah 66

7. In law, to value lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt or to levy on lands, as an execution.

The execution was delivered to the sheriff, who extended the same on certain real estate.

EXTEND', To stretch to reach to be continued in length or breadth. The state of Massachusetts extends west to the border of the state of New York. Connecticut river extends from Canada to the sound. How far will your argument or proposition extend? Let our charities extend to the heathen.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Extend'. King James Dictionary.

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