What does the word extend mean?

Usage examples for extend

  1. Our faithful Kruft told us that there was absolutely nothing left on the tables, and they had almost to force the people out, telling them that an invitation to a ball did not usually extend to breakfast the next morning. – My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 by Mary King Waddington
  2. But the master did not extend his hand to his son. – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  3. This is probably sound if you allow the competition to extend over a sufficiently long time. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann