Synonyms and Antonyms of extended
1 expressing one thing in terms normally used for another <the word “snake” in its extended sense refers to a contemptible or treacherous person> Synonyms figurative, figural, metaphoric (or metaphorical), tropical, tropologicalRelated Words Aesopian (also Aesopic), allegorical, emblematic (also emblematical), symbolic (also symbolical); catachrestic (or catachrestical), sylleptic; euphemistic; nonliteral, veritableNear Antonyms literal; nonsymbolicAntonyms nonfigurative, nonmetaphorical
2 having considerable extent <an extended portion of the valley is now devoted to the growing of grapes for wine> Synonyms broad, deep, expansive, extensive, far-flung, far-reaching, rangy, sweeping, wide, wide-ranging, widespreadRelated Words comprehensive, general, global, inclusive; boundless, endless, infinite, limitless, unlimited; capacious, commodious, roomy, spaciousNear Antonyms circumscribed, limited, restrictedAntonyms narrow
3 lasting for a considerable time <I've met her, but I have never had an extended conversation with her> Synonyms long, far, great, lengthy, long-drawn-out (or long-drawn), long-lived, long-termRelated Words aeonian (or aeonic), endless, everlasting, interminable, persistent; longish, overlong, prolonged, protracted; permanent; all-day, all-night; multiday, multiyearNear Antonyms abrupt, sudden; abbreviated, condensed, curtailed, shortened; ephemeral, fleeting, momentary, transient, transitory; impermanent; short-rangeAntonyms brief, little, mini, short, shortish, short-lived, short-term
4 of great extent from end to end <the two armies clashed along an extended line of battle that stretched for miles> Synonyms elongate (or elongated), long, king-size (or king-sized), lengthyRelated Words extensive, far-reaching, longish, outstretched; oblong, rectangular; big, biggish, considerable, hefty, hulking, jumbo, large, largish, overscale (or overscaled), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, superNear Antonyms abbreviated, abridged, curtailed, diminished, shortened; bitty, diminutive, little, miniature, minute, puny, small, smallish, teeny, tiny, undersized (also undersize), weeAntonyms brief, curt, short, shortish
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up extended? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).