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Extant definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EX'TANT, a. [L. exstans, extans, supra.] Standing out or above any surface; protruded.
That part of the teeth which is extant above the gums.
A body partly immersed in a fluid and partly extant.
1. In being; not subsisting; not suppressed, destroyed, or lost. A part only of the history of Livy, and of the writings of Cicero, is now extant. Socrates wrote much, but none of his writings are extant. The extant works of orators and philosophers.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost; "extant manuscripts"; "specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk"- Edward Clodd [ant: extinct, nonextant]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin exstant-, exstans, present participle of exstare to stand out, be in existence, from ex- + stare to stand more at stand Date: 1545 1. archaic standing out or above 2. a. currently or actually existing <the most charming writer extant G. W. Johnson> b. still existing ; not destroyed or lost <extant manuscripts>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (esp. of a document etc.) still existing, surviving. Etymology: L exstare exstant- (as EX-(1), stare stand)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Extant Ex"tant, a. [L. extans, -antis, or exstans, -antis, p. pr. of extare, exstare, to stand out or forth; ex out + stare to stand: cf. F. extant. See Stand.] 1. Standing out or above any surface; protruded. That part of the teeth which is extant above the gums. --Ray. A body partly immersed in a fluid and partly extant. --Bentley. 2. Still existing; not destroyed or lost; outstanding. Writings that were extant at that time. --Sir M. Hale. The extant portraits of this great man. --I. Taylor. 3. Publicly known; conspicuous. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If something is extant, it is still in existence, in spite of being very old. (FORMAL) Two fourteenth-century manuscripts of this text are still extant... The oldest extant document is dated 1492. = surviving ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Existing, undestroyed, in being, in existence, not lost.

Moby Thesaurus

actual, alive, around, as is, being, contemporaneous, contemporary, current, existent, existing, fresh, immanent, immediate, in being, in effect, in existence, in force, instant, latest, living, modern, new, on foot, present, present-age, present-day, present-time, prevalent, running, subsistent, subsisting, that be, that is, topical, under the sun, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute



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