Synonyms and Antonyms of extent
a real or imaginary point beyond which a person or thing cannot go
- The coach exceeded the extent of his authority by exempting some of the players from the requirement.
extremity, fag end, terminus
border, brim, edge, margin, rim, verge
bar, barrier, fence, hedge, restraint, stop, wall
a wide space or area
- the seemingly endless extent of the windswept prairies
breadth, distance, expanse, expansion, field, length, plain, reach, sheet, spread, stretch, waste
domain, sphere, territory
compass, range, scope, sweep
gamut, scale, spectrum
depth, emptiness, void
extension, latitude, span
amplitude, immensity, magnitude
an area over which activity, capacity, or influence extends
- The extent of this criminal investigation has widened considerably since it began.
amplitude, breadth, compass, confines, dimension(s), range, reach, realm, scope, sweep, width
gamut, spectrum, spread
bailiwick, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, field, province, region, specialty, sphere, terrain
the total amount of measurable space or surface occupied by something
- Looking at the extent of the stain on my shirt, you might think that I had spilled a gallon of coffee.
capaciousness, commodiousness, roominess, spaciousness
ampleness, amplitude, bigness, bulkiness, enormousness, heftiness, hugeness, immenseness, immensity, largeness, mass, massiveness, monstrousness, stupendousness, tremendousness, vastness, volume, voluminousness