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extent 音標拼音: [ɪkst'ɛnt]
n 1: the point or degree to which something extends; "the extent
of the damage"; "the full extent of the law"; "to a certain
extent she was right"
2: the distance or area or volume over which something extends;
"the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable
Extent \Ex*tent"\, a. [L. extentus, p. p. of extendere. See
Extended. [Obs.] --Spenser.
Extent \Ex*tent"\, n. [L. extentus, fr. extendere. See
1. Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence,
superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of
country or of line; extent of information or of charity.
Life in its large extent is scare a span. --Cotton.
2. Degree; measure; proportion. "The extent to which we can
make ourselves what we wish to be." --Lubbock.
3. (Eng. Law)
(a) A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the
crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor
may be seized to secure payment.
(b) A process of execution by which the lands and goods of
a debtor are valued and delivered to the creditor.
147 Moby Thesaurus words for "extent":
acreage, aesthetic distance, ambit, amount, amplitude, area, beam,
bigness, body, bounds, breadth, broadness, bulk, caliber,
capaciousness, clearance, compass, continuum, coverage, cut,
deep space, degree, depth, depths of space, diameter, dimension,
dimensions, distance, distance across, divergence, domain,
emptiness, empty space, enormousness, expanse, expansion,
extension, farness, field, force, fullness, galactic space, gauge,
girth, grade, greatness, height, immensity, infinite space,
infinity, interstellar space, interval, largeness, latitude, leap,
leeway, length, lengthiness, lengths, level, light-years, limit,
limitation, linear measures, long time, longitude, longness,
magnitude, margin, mark, mass, matter, measure, measurement,
mileage, neighborhood, notch, nothingness, nuance, numbers, orbit,
order, outer space, overall length, parsecs, pas, peg, period,
perpetuity, perspective, piece, pitch, plane, plateau, point,
proportion, proportions, province, purview, quantity, quantum,
radius, range, ratio, reach, region, remoteness, remove, round,
rung, scale, scope, separation, shade, shadow, size, space,
spaciousness, span, spatial extension, sphere, spread, stair,
standard, step, stint, strength, stretch, stride, substance, sum,
superficial extension, surface, sweep, territory, tract, tread,
tune, vicinity, void, volume, way, ways, whole, wideness, width,