ex·​tend·​ed ik-ˈsten-dəd How to pronounce extended (audio)
: drawn out in length especially of time
an extended visit
: fully stretched out
an extended battle line
of a horse's gait : performed with a greatly lengthened stride but without a break compare collected
: intensive
extended efforts
: having spatial magnitude : being larger than a point
an extended source of light
: extensive sense 1
made available extended informationRuth G. Strickland
: derivative sense 1, secondary sense 2a
an extended sense of a word
of a typeface : having a wider face than that of a standard typeface
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 The truck she was last seen in has an extended cab, but investigators do not have a license plate number, according to her previous missing persons report. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2023 The policy emphasizes that anyone seeking employment can find it without extended job searches. Fox News, 22 Sep. 2023 Officials with the Long Beach Unified School District have distributed 180,000 Chromebooks since 2016, and the technology staff is optimistic about the extended lifetime, district spokesperson Evelyn Somoza said. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2023 During the last shutdown, utility companies waived late fees and offered extended payment plans. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 Keeping the motor running for extended periods can impact longevity and cause malfunctions. Meg Carney, Field & Stream, 21 Sep. 2023 The Tonight’s the Night portion of the evening ended with an extended reprise of the title track, and Young back at the piano. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 21 Sep. 2023 In the podcast’s preamble, Firestone has an extended bit about how her decision to self-publish the book and the podcast was driven by the fact that nobody wanted it. Vulture, 21 Sep. 2023 They were initially surprised by the extended time frame that the cave was used for funerary practices. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 21 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Extended.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extended. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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