extend vs widen what difference

what is difference between extend and widen

English

Etymology

From Middle English extenden, from Anglo-Norman extendre, estendre, from Latin extendō (I stretch out).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛkˈstɛnd/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnd
  • Hyphenation: ex‧tend

Verb

extend (third-person singular simple present extends, present participle extending, simple past and past participle extended)

  1. (intransitive) To increase in extent.
  2. (intransitive) To possess a certain extent; to cover an amount of space.
    The desert extended for miles in all directions.
  3. (transitive) To cause to increase in extent.
  4. (transitive) To cause to last for a longer period of time.
  5. (transitive) To straighten (a limb).
  6. (transitive) To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply.
    to extend sympathy to the suffering
    to extend credit to a valued customer
  7. To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of G. P. Burnham to this entry?)
    • 1897, Alonzo Lewis, James Robinson Newhall, History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts (page 155)
      [] the exalted morality of those virtuous brethren in the trade who, with consciences as weak as their own “extended” liquors, sought to convince him that to reduce the drink was a mercy to the poor deluded toper.
  8. (Britain, law) To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.
  9. (object-oriented programming) Of a class: to be an extension or subtype of, or to be based on, a prototype or a more abstract class.
    Synonym: inherit
  10. (intransitive, US, military) To reenlist for a further period.
    • 1993, The Leatherneck (volume 76, page xxxvi)
      Two years later, back to amtracs, this time at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, and I liked it so much I extended.

Synonyms

  • enlarge
  • expand
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • stretch
  • widen

Related terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • dentex


English

Etymology

From wide +‎ -en (verbal suffix).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwaɪdən/
  • Rhymes: -aɪdən

Verb

widen (third-person singular simple present widens, present participle widening, simple past and past participle widened)

  1. (intransitive) To become wide or wider.
  2. (transitive) To make wide or wider.
  3. (transitive) To let out clothes to a larger size.
  4. (transitive) To broaden or extend in scope or range.
  5. (transitive, programming) To convert to a data type that can hold a larger number of distinct values.
    Antonym: narrow
    to widen a short variable to an int variable

Derived terms

  • widenable

Translations

Anagrams

  • Edwin, Wedin, Wendi, dwine, indew, winde, wined

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