延 means 'prolong'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 1039   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 5    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 47    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 74 words   Used in 153 words   Used in 643 names   Component in 3 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)
ばす : 36 words FIND ALL
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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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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