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Word of the Day 11/14/14 Extant

Extant (adjective)
extant [ek-stuh nt, ik-stant]


adjective
1. in existence; still existing; not destroyed or lost: There are only three extant copies of the document.
2. Archaic. standing out; protruding.

Can be confused: extent

Origin: 1535-45; < Latin ex (s) tant- (stem of ex (s) tāns) standing out, present participle of exstāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1+ stāre to stand

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