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

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
Recent Examples on the Web And since 2019, as the founder of plus-size clothing label Henning, she's designed sleek luxury apparel exclusively in extended sizes, to editor and fashion insider acclaim. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 16 June 2022 As the ships arrive Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, four Portland bridges will need to raise for extended periods to allow them through. oregonlive, 7 June 2022 The extended voting periods create both challenges and opportunities for political campaigns, which must adjust their outreach tactics accordingly. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2022 Oats are natural emollients that help the skin retain its moisture for more extended periods. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 June 2022 There are extended sizes and other colors available, as well. Amanda Constantine, Good Housekeeping, 25 May 2022 The extended sizes were the culprit, according to current and former employees. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, 20 May 2022 All that said, none of the plus-size people Allure spoke to for this story could name a spa that handled robes exactly right, with extended sizes both readily available (as in, without having to ask for them) and effectively distributed. Dianna Mazzone, Allure, 6 May 2022 Everlane, Swimsuits for All, and Good American are mainstays for curvier girls (or women with larger breasts), while others, like Summersalt and Andie Swim, serve up extended sizes in stylish cuts and eco-friendly fabrics. Kristin Corpuz, Glamour, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of extended

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Jun 2022

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“Extended.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extended. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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