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Meaning & Definition of Extended in English





1. Relatively long in duration

  • Tediously protracted
  • "A drawn-out argument"
  • "An extended discussion"
  • "A lengthy visit from her mother-in-law"
  • "A prolonged and bitter struggle"
  • "Protracted negotiations"
  • drawn-out,
  • extended,
  • lengthy,
  • prolonged,
  • protracted

2. Fully extended or stretched forth

  • "An extended telescope"
  • "His extended legs reached almost across the small room"
  • "Refused to accept the extended hand"
  • extended

3. Drawn out or made longer spatially

  • "Picasso'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"
  • elongated,
  • extended,
  • lengthened,
  • prolonged

4. Beyond the literal or primary sense

  • "`hot off the press' shows an extended sense of `hot'"
  • extended

5. Large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity

  • "An extensive roman settlement in northwest england"
  • "Extended farm lands"
  • "Surgeons with extended experience"
  • "They suffered extensive damage"
  • extensive,
  • extended

Examples of using

The deadline had to be extended.
We extended the meeting another 100 minutes.
He extended the knowledge of biochemistry.