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 However, under its worse case projection, the region's economy could contract by 0.5%, creating the potential for an extended crisis. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "The coronavirus pandemic could push 11 million people in Asia into poverty, World Bank warns," 31 Mar. 2020 The hotel’s staff found the dog and mailed it to its young owner, along with a tin of chocolate chip cookies and several pictures of Ruff Ruff’s adventures during its extended stay at the hotel. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "John Krasinski brings some good news and an ‘Office’ reunion: 5 feel-good stories to make you smile," 31 Mar. 2020 Airbnb has sufficient liquidity to outlast an extended downturn, the person said, pointing to its financials: Its 2019 revenue was $4.8 billion, up 25% from 2018, and its operations have been cash-flow positive since 2016. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "Airbnb, hosts struggle as travel plunges," 28 Mar. 2020 Stuck at home for extended periods during the coronavirus pandemic, more Americans are speaking with doctors on video, ordering food online, working out to streaming videos and trying other technology services for the first time. Yuliya Chernova, WSJ, "Consumer Startups See New Demand From Coronavirus Crisis—And Hope It Sticks," 27 Mar. 2020 Blessedly, this means that a nightly news viewer hears more from doctors and medical correspondents than the extended delusions of President Trump, who barely registered in Wednesday’s broadcasts. Hank Stuever, Washington Post, "Watching the nightly news like Nana is the best way to feel anchored in a sea of information," 27 Mar. 2020 The extended benefits would last through December 31, 2020. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, "Coronavirus unemployment benefits: 5 things you need to know," 27 Mar. 2020 Stay tuned over the next few weeks as our team rolls out a variety of new and extended opportunities for virtual engagement. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "Women in Animation Stands With Asian Friends and Family in "Defiance to the Blatant Racist Swell"," 27 Mar. 2020 Prominent Republicans eyeing a 2024 White House bid have placed themselves at the epicenter of efforts to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, with some departing from President Trump by proposing an extended and more aggressive economic shutdown. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Republicans targeting 2024 White House bid diverge from Trump on coronavirus," 26 Mar. 2020

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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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“Extended.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extended. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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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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