Ex"tant (?), a. [L. extans, -antis, or exstans, -antis, p.pr. of extare, exstare, to stand out or forth; ex out + stare to stand: cf. F. extant. See Stand.]


Standing out or above any surface; protruded.

That part of the teeth which is extant above the gums. Ray.

A body partly immersed in a fluid and partly extant. Bentley.


Still existing; not destroyed or lost; outstanding.

Writings that were extant at that time. Sir M. Hale.

The extant portraits of this great man. I. Taylor.


Publicly known; conspicuous.


B. Jonson.


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