Extended - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstendɪd|  American pronunciation of the word extended
Brit.  |ɪkˈstɛndɪd|  British pronunciation of the word extended
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto extend
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto extend

adjective

- relatively long in duration; tediously protracted(syn: drawn-out, lengthy, prolonged, protracted)

an extended discussion

- drawn out or made longer spatially(syn: elongated, lengthened, prolonged)

the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes

- beyond the literal or primary sense

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

- large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity(syn: extensive)

extended farm lands
surgeons with extended experience

Examples

...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...

The computer uses extended memory.

If you are going abroad for an extended period of time, you should consider renting your house out.

the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes

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

Happening for an extended period of time

He extended a hand in greeting.

sitting with both legs fully extended

The table measures eight feet long when it is fully extended.

We extended an official greeting to the ambassador.

We extended our travels for another week.

...waiters at that elegant restaurant must go through an extended training program before being allowed to serve customers...

...stuck with a bunch of clucks on an extended bus tour...

...the movie actually concatenates into one extended narrative several episodes from various books in the series...

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