Meaning of EXTENT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ik-ˈstent ]


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


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


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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.