A Word A Day : Extant

Sunday, 9th December 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Adjective )

Pronunciation : ek-stánt

1. Still in existence

2. Having existence or being or actuality


Latin exstns, exstant-, present participle of exstre, to stand out : ex-, ex- + stre, to stand


Existing, In Existence, Present, Surviving, Existent, Living


Extinct, Nonextant, Lost

Contextual Examples:

• Three copies of the document are extant.

• Purchasing every book extant that treats of the value of lives, reversions is not a good habit.

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