definition: the degree, amount, space, or distance that something reaches or covers.
example: His family was not aware of the extent of his illness.
example: We were surprised by the great extent of his knowledge on the subject.
example: This map shows the extent of the journey made by the explorers.
example: He will be punished to the full extent of the law.
See full entry
Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun extent
VERB + extent: determine ~ (e.g., The investigators are trying to determine the extent of the damage caused by the tornado), evaluate ~ , assess ~ , ascertain ~ , investigate ~ , reveal ~ , measure ~ , limit ~ , explore ~ , realize ~ , appreciate ~ , exaggerate ~, underestimate ~ , estimate ~ , gauge ~ , map ~ , clarify ~