WORD of the WEEK: EXTEND
Growing Great Kids
- Word Origin
verb (used with object)
to stretch out; draw out to the full length:
He extended the measuring tape as far as it would go.
to stretch, draw, or arrange in a given direction, or so as to reach aparticular point, as a cord, wall, or line of troops.
to stretch forth or hold out, as the arm or hand:
to extend one's hand in greeting.
to place at full length, especially horizontally, as the body or limbs.
to increase the length or duration of; lengthen; prolong:
to extend a visit.
to stretch out in various or all directions; expand; spread out in area:
A huge tent was extended over the field.
to enlarge the scope of, or make more comprehensive, as operations,influence, or meaning: