Meaning of EXTENT in English

EXTENT

n.

Pronunciation: ik- ' stent

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estente, extente land valuation, from extendre, estendre to survey, evaluate, literally, to extend

Date: 14th century

1 archaic : valuation (as of land) in Great Britain especially for taxation

2 a : seizure (as of land) in execution of a writ of extent in Great Britain also : the condition of being so seized b : a writ giving to a creditor temporary possession of his debtor's property

3 a : the range over which something extends : SCOPE <the extent of her jurisdiction> b : the point, degree, or limit to which something extends <using talents to the greatest extent > c : the amount of space or surface that something occupies or the distance over which it extends : MAGNITUDE <the extent of the forest>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.