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English adjective: extended

1. extended relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

SamplesA drawn-out argument.
An extended discussion.
A lengthy visit from her mother-in-law.
A prolonged and bitter struggle.
Protracted negotiations.

Synonymsdrawn-out, lengthy, prolonged, protracted



2. extended fully extended or stretched forth

SamplesAn extended telescope.
His extended legs reached almost across the small room.
Refused to accept the extended hand.

Similaroutspread, outstretched, sprawly, spread, spread-eagle, stretched


3. extended drawn out or made longer spatially

SamplesPicasso's elongated Don Quixote.
Lengthened skirts are fashionable this year.
The extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes.
A prolonged black line across the page.

Synonymselongated, lengthened, prolonged



4. extended beyond the literal or primary sense

Samples`hot off the press' shows an extended sense of `hot'.

Similarfigurative, nonliteral


5. extended large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity

SamplesAn extensive Roman settlement in northwest England.
Extended farm lands.
Surgeons with extended experience.
They suffered extensive damage.


Similarbig, large

Antonymslittle, small

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