延 means 'prolong'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 1039   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-13    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 47    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 80 words   Used in 153 words   Used in 643 names   Component in 13 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ばす to prolong, lengthen   びる to be delayed, postponed   べる to postpone
Name    たか   のぶ   のべ
⿺   long stride  ⿱   () katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   stop  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 延 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 延 is used 142 times, read 3 ways.
エン : 96 words FIND ALL
1. extension; elongation; prolongation; lengthening
2. Enchou era (923.4.11-931.4.26)
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ばす : 36 words FIND ALL
1 2
1. futures
2. credit (buying)
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べる (read as のべ) : 10 words FIND ALL
hammered-out plates
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An additional の.びる less common words include 延 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 831 (originally: 814)  Joy o' Kanji : 814  Key to Kanji: 50 

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エン   のばす to prolong, lengthen   のびる to be delayed, postponed   のべる to postpone   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
シ   とめる to stop   とまる to stop   
long stride
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