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
Recent Examples on the Web Reed started 14 games at left guard for the Carolina Panthers in 2020, his first extended work as a regular in his five NFL seasons. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Will Braden Smith be the Indianapolis Colts’ answer at left tackle?," 13 Apr. 2021 The unprecedented six-day shutdown, which raised fears of extended delays, goods shortages and rising costs for consumers, added to strain on the shipping industry already under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic. Samy Magdy, Anchorage Daily News, "Egypt seizes massive cargo vessel that blocked Suez Canal," 13 Apr. 2021 Sony points out that reinstalling a game from USB extended storage is faster than redownloading from the PlayStation Store or copying the data from a disc, so that’s even more incentive to use the feature. Jacob Siegal, BGR, "PS5’s first major update adds a ton of new features and improvements," 13 Apr. 2021 Cohere Health launched last summer with $10 million in venture funding and then raised an extended round in the fall of the same amount. BostonGlobe.com, "Cohere Health raises $36 million to accelerate push to digitize health care processes," 13 Apr. 2021 Here's why the technology company Cisco was #1 on this year's list: When the world started shutting down, Cisco delayed already announced layoffs and extended pay and benefits for affected workers. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, "Happy employees = happy shareholders," 13 Apr. 2021 YouTube will also stream an extended version of Vax Live, which will feature additional performances and appearances by NCT 127 and YouTube creators Daniel El Travieso, Kati Morton, ShootforLove, Thembe Mahlaba, and the Try Guys. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Selena Gomez to host Vax Live concert featuring Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, and more," 13 Apr. 2021 But extended care will be four or more, which means, by law, every worker needs a break. Los Angeles Times, "When LAUSD reopens schools, K-8 students will spend more time in child care than class," 13 Apr. 2021 Repression has intensified in recent days against peaceful San Isidro protesters and against leaders of the major Cuban dissident organization (UNPACU), who had to go on an extended hunger strike to obtain the lifting of a police barricade. Néstor T. Carbonell, National Review, "Cuba Remains a Threat," 12 Apr. 2021

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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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16 Apr 2021

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“Extended.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extended. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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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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