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Definition of Exant

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.] 1. Standing out or above any surface; protruded.

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

A body partly immersed in a fluid and partly extant.

2. 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.

3. Publicly known; conspicuous. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

  • Still in existence.
  • Currently existing; not having disappeared.
  • Still alive; not extinct.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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