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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


Similarlong


Antonymsshort

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


Antonymsunextended

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


Similarlong


Antonymsshort

4. extended beyond the literal or primary sense


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


Similarfigurative, nonliteral


Antonymsliteral

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.


Synonymsextensive


Similarbig, large


Antonymslittle, small









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