(Ex*tem`po*ra"ne*ous) a. [See Extempore.] Composed, performed, or uttered on
the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; off-hand; extempore; extemporary; as,
an extemporaneous address or production. Ex*tem`po*ra"ne*ous*ly, adv. Ex*tem`po*ra"ne*ous*ness,n.
(Ex*tem"po*ra*ri*ly) adv. Extemporaneously.
1. Extemporaneous. "In extemporary prayer." Fuller.
2. Made for the occasion; for the time being. [Obs.] "Extemporary habitations." Maundrell.
(Ex*tem"po*re) adv. [L. ex out + tempus, temporis, time. See Temporal.] Without previous
study or meditation; without preparation; on the spur of the moment; suddenly; extemporaneously; as, to
write or speak extempore. Shak. a. Done or performed extempore. "Extempore dissertation."
Addison. "Extempore poetry." Dryden. n. Speaking or writing done extempore. [Obs.] Bp. Fell.
(Ex*tem"po*ri*ness) n. The quality of being done or devised extempore [Obs.] Johnson.
(Ex*tem`po*ri*za"tion) n. The act of extemporizing; the act of doing anything extempore.
(Ex*tem"po*rize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Extemporized; p. pr. & vb. n. Extemporizing] To
speak extempore; especially, to discourse without special preparation; to make an offhand address.
(Ex*tem"po*rize), v. t. To do, make, or utter extempore or off-hand; to prepare in great
haste, under urgent necessity, or with scanty or unsuitable materials; as, to extemporize a dinner, a
Themistocles . . . was of all men the best able to extemporize the right thing to be done.Jowett
Pitt, of whom it was said that he could extemporize a Queen's speechLord Campbell.
(Ex*tem"po*ri`zer) n. One who extemporizes.
(Ex*tend") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Extended; p. pr. & vb. n. Extending.] [L. extendere, extentum,
extensum; ex out + tendere to stretch. See Trend.]
1. To stretch out; to prolong in space; to carry forward or continue in length; as, to extend a line in surveying; to
extend a cord across the street.
Few extend their thoughts toward universal knowledge.Locke.
2. To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by
hammering or rolling them.
3. To enlarge; to widen; to carry out further; as, to extend the capacities, the sphere of usefulness, or
commerce; to extend power or influence; to continue, as time; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to extend the
time of payment or a season of trial.
4. To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand.
His helpless hand extend.Dryden.
5. To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering.
6. To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors. G. P. Burnham.