ex·​tend·​ed | \ ik-ˈsten-dəd How to pronounce extended (audio) \

Definition of extended

1 : drawn out in length especially of time an extended visit
2a : fully stretched out an extended battle line
b of a horse's gait : performed with a greatly lengthened stride but without a break — compare collected
c : intensive extended efforts
3 : having spatial magnitude : being larger than a point an extended source of light
4 : extensive sense 1 made available extended information— Ruth G. Strickland
5 : derivative sense 1, secondary sense 2a an extended sense of a word
6 of a typeface : having a wider face than that of a standard typeface

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Other Words from extended

extendedly adverb
extendedness noun

Examples of extended in a Sentence

the word “snake” in its extended sense refers to a contemptible or treacherous person an extended portion of the valley is now devoted to the growing of grapes for wine

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Farrell received help from the extended family, too. Linda Gandee/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Westlake resident swimming from Alcatraz to San Francisco Bay to raise money for dementia awareness," 8 July 2019 Under the rhetoric of pleasure, freedom, and the warmth of a virtual extended family, Aster finds bloody totalitarian mind control. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“Midsommar,” Reviewed: Ari Aster’s Backwards Horror Story of an American Couple in Sweden," 8 July 2019 The clash between Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya is the latest sign of trouble in his extended family. Washington Post, "Dubai’s ruler, estranged wife headed for court clash in UK," 5 July 2019 La La Anthony turned up for her 36th birthday, partying with pals and her extended family in Atlantic City. Michele Corriston, PEOPLE.com, "La La Anthony Says Husband Carmelo Sent Her 'Some Nice Gifts' for Her 36th Birthday," 1 July 2019 The home Santos rents along with her mother is only a few blocks from her sister, cousins and other members of her extended family. Rj Sangosti, The Denver Post, "The Long Shadow: Families in Elyria-Swansea struggle with asthma amid historic I-70 construction," 30 June 2019 Around a table laden with both traditional American Thanksgiving food and traditional Nigerian food, Courtney's father tells of his struggles and triumphs with his large extended family. Jessica Ciosek, refinery29.com, ""I Feel Like Every Girl Should Play Sports"," 20 June 2019 The midfielder's bulldog, Wilma, has become one of the more celebrated members of the extended national team family during the ramp up to the World Cup. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Badgers alumna Rose Lavelle scores in first World Cup soccer game," 11 June 2019 Recently, a family wedding brought his extended family to Las Vegas including his brother, Truman; sister, Shirley; and their children and grandchildren. NBC News, "25 years after murders, O.J. Simpson says 'Life is fine'," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of extended

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of extended was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of extended

: longer than usual or typical : unusually long
: going beyond the usual, original, or basic version of something

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