Extinct vs. Extant: What's the Difference?
Extinct and Extant Definitions
No longer existing or living
An extinct species.
Still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
No longer burning or active
An extinct volcano.
(Archaic) Standing out; projecting.
No longer in use
An extinct custom.
Still in existence; not having disappeared.
Extant manuscripts of the Old Testament
(dated) Extinguished, no longer alight (of fire, candles etc.)
Poor Edward's cigarillo was already extinct.
Still alive; not extinct.
No longer used; obsolete, discontinued.
The title became extinct when the last baron died.
Luckily, such ideas about race are extinct in current sociological theory.
(obsolete) Standing out, or above the rest.
(of a group of organisms, as a species) No longer in existence; having died out.
The dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years.
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.
(geology) No longer active.
Most of the volcanos on this island are now extinct.
They found the sites of extinct geysers.
Still existing; not destroyed or lost; outstanding.
Writings that were extant at that time.
The extant portraits of this great man.
(transitive) To make extinct; to extinguish or annihilate.
Publicly known; conspicuous.
Extinguished; put out; quenched; as, a fire, a light, or a lamp, is extinct; an extinct volcano.
Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct.
Still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost;
Specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk
Without a survivor; without force; dead; as, a family becomes extinct; an extinct feud or law.
Once existing as a species but now having no living members; - used of species of living organisms, especially of animals and plants; as, dinosaurs are now extinct; the dodo bird is extinct.
To cause to be extinct.
No longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives;
An extinct species of fish
An extinct royal family
Extinct laws and customs
Of e.g. volcanos; permanently inactive;
An extinct volcano
A dormant volcano
Of a fire; being out or having grown cold;
Threw his extinct cigarette into the stream
The fire is out