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;
That part of the teeth which is extant above
the gums. Ray.
A body partly immersed in a fluid and partly
2. Still existing; not destroyed or lost;
Writings that were extant at that
time. Sir M. Hale.
The extant portraits of this great
man. I. Taylor.
3. Publicly known; conspicuous. [Obs.]