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ex·tant

 (ĕk′stənt, ĕk-stănt′)
adj.
1. Still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct: extant manuscripts.
2. Archaic Standing out; projecting.

[Latin exstāns, exstant-, present participle of exstāre, to stand out : ex-, ex- + stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

extant

(ɛkˈstænt; ˈɛkstənt)
adj
1. still in existence; surviving
2. archaic standing out; protruding
[C16: from Latin exstāns standing out, from exstāre, from stāre to stand]
Usage: Extant is sometimes wrongly used simply to say that something exists, without any connotation of survival: plutonium is perhaps the deadliest element in existence (not the deadliest element extant)

ex•tant

(ˈɛk stənt, ɪkˈstænt)

adj.
1. still existing; not destroyed or lost: only three extant copies of the document.
2. Archaic. standing out; protruding.
[1535–45; < Latin ex(s)tant-, s. of ex(s)tāns, present participle of exstāre to stand out, exist =ex- ex-1 + stāre to stand]

extant

- Comes from Latin ex-, "out," and stare, "to stand," and means "currently or actually in existence."
See also related terms for stare.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extant - still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost; "extant manuscripts"; "specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk"- Edward Clodd
existent, existing - having existence or being or actuality; "an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient"; "much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran"
extinct, nonextant - no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives; "an extinct species of fish"; "an extinct royal family"; "extinct laws and customs"

extant

adjective in existence, existing, remaining, surviving, living, existent, subsisting, undestroyed The oldest extant copy is dated 1492.

extant

adjective
1. Occurring or existing in act or fact:
2. Having existence or life:
Translations
موجود، لا يزال قائِما
dochovalýdochovanýexistující
bevareteksisterende
sem er til, sem hefur varîveist
išlikęs
pastāvošssaglabājies
existujúci
hâlâ mevcut

extant

[eksˈtænt] ADJexistente

extant

[ɛkˈstænt] adj (= existing) → qui existe encore
to be still extant → subsister

extant

adj(noch) vorhanden or existent

extant

[ɛksˈtænt] adj (frm) → esistente

extant

(ekˈstӕnt) , ((American) ˈekstənt) adjective
still existing.
References in classic literature ?
Nothing was wanting to enable him to enter upon the immediate execution of this plan, but the death of Mr Allworthy; in calculating which he had employed much of his own algebra, besides purchasing every book extant that treats of the value of lives, reversions, &c.
There are some laws of his concerning murders and heiresses extant, but these contain nothing that any one can say is new and his own.
In judging of that tempestuous wind called Euroclydon, says an old writer --of whose works I possess the only copy extant -- it maketh a marvellous difference, whether thou lookest out at it from a glass window where the frost is all on the outside, or whether thou observest it from that sashless window, where the frost is on both sides, and of which the wight Death is the only glazier.
still extant to-day, with their nine-story houses, he saw the procession of the Pope of the Fools, which was also emerging from the court house, and rushing across the courtyard, with great cries, a great flashing of torches, and the music which belonged to him, Gringoire.
For a long time after it was ushered into this world of sorrow and trouble, by the parish surgeon, it remained a matter of considerable doubt whether the child would survive to bear any name at all; in which case it is somewhat more than probable that these memoirs would never have appeared; or, if they had, that being comprised within a couple of pages, they would have possessed the inestimable merit of being the most concise and faithful specimen of biography, extant in the literature of any age or country.
In one instance a considerable and characteristic section can be traced from extant fragments and notices: Salmoneus, son of Aeolus, had a daughter Tyro who bore to Poseidon two sons, Pelias and Neleus; the latter of these, king of Pylos, refused Heracles purification for the murder of Iphitus, whereupon Heracles attacked and sacked Pylos, killing amongst the other sons of Neleus Periclymenus, who had the power of changing himself into all manner of shapes.
The English were preceded in the whale fishery by the Hollanders, Zealanders, and Danes; from whom they derived many terms still extant in the fishery; and what is yet more, their fat old fashions, touching plenty to eat and drink.
Tell me, brother squire," asked the duchess (whose title, however, is not known), "this master of yours, is he not one of whom there is a history extant in print, called 'The Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quixote of La Mancha,' who has for the lady of his heart a certain Dulcinea del Toboso?
There are traditions still extant among the people of Slavs of the true faith suffering under the yoke of the 'unclean sons of Hagar.
This was a large wooden house, built in a fashion of which there are specimens still extant in the streets of our older towns now moss -- grown, crumbling to decay, and melancholy at heart with the many sorrowful or joyful occurrences, remembered or forgotten, that have happened and passed away within their dusky chambers.
This going to hunt up her shiftless husband at the inn was one of Mrs Durbeyfield's still extant enjoyments in the muck and muddle of rearing children.
That intimate friend of Dryden, Tillatson, Pope, who executed a copy of the actor's portrait by Kneller which is still extant, was worthy of their friendship; his career brings out the best elements in stage life.