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 It is made by cooking apples in cider or water for an extended period of time. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 10 Oct. 2021 Yet that unblemished record is in jeopardy and, if Wilson is out for any extended period, a flawed Seahawks team is unlikely to stay competitive in the NFC West. Nicholas Mcgee, Forbes, 8 Oct. 2021 South Coast Repertory opens a new season with this world-premiere solo drama — about an actor’s return to the stage after an extended period of isolation — written by Richard Greenberg and starring the company’s artistic director, David Ivers. Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2021 Customers in the areas of Orleans Parish hardest hit by Hurricane Ida should plan for the extended power outages, the power company that serves the region said Tuesday. NBC News, 31 Aug. 2021 Inside the system, dangerous winds pose a significant threat for extended power outages. Steve Almasy And Rebekah Riess, CNN, 27 Aug. 2021 The senior living community has recently partnered with the charitable group, Dec My Room, to assist in personalizing hospital rooms for children who are admitted for an extended period of time. Brett Shweky, sun-sentinel.com, 28 Sep. 2021 The school had never allowed a reporter on campus for an extended period, but administrators eventually agreed to give me access. New York Times, 28 Sep. 2021 Warren will not be ready to play when the 2021-22 season starts Oct. 20, but Pacers coach Rick Carlisle hopes Warren's recovery from a stress fracture in the navicular bone in his left foot will not keep him out for an extended period of time. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of extended

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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