extended

adjective ex·tend·ed \ ik-ˈsten-dəd \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of extended

1 : drawn out in length especially of time
  • an extended visit
2 a : 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 1
  • made available extended information
  • —Ruth G. Strickland
5 : derivative 1, secondary 2a
  • an extended sense of a word
6 of a typeface : having a wider face than that of a standard typeface

extendedly

adverb

extendedness

noun

Examples of extended in a Sentence

  1. the word “snake” in its extended sense refers to a contemptible or treacherous person

  2. an extended portion of the valley is now devoted to the growing of grapes for wine

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First Known Use of extended

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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EXTENDED Defined for English Language Learners

extended

Definition of extended for English Language Learners

  • : longer than usual or typical : unusually long

  • : going beyond the usual, original, or basic version of something



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