Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “extant”

extant

adjective     /ekˈstænt/ /ˈek.stənt/ formal
describes something very old that is still existing : We have some extant parish records from the 16th century .Existing and being
(Definition of extant adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of extant

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Existing and being, but you might be interested in these topics from the Being and existing topic area:

Definitions of “extant” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prenuptial agreement

an official document signed by two people before they get married that says what will happen to their possessions and/or children if they divorce (= officially stop being married)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More