(adjective, verb)


1. relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

- an extended discussion

Similar word(s): long, 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

Similar word(s): outspread, spread, outstretched, sprawly, stretched

3. drawn out or made longer spatially

- the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes

Similar word(s): long, elongated, lengthened, prolonged

4. beyond the literal or primary sense

- `hot off the press' shows an extended sense of `hot'

Similar word(s): figurative, nonliteral

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

Similar word(s): big, large, extensive


1. simple past tense and past participle of extend