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1. Stretched or pulled out: an extended telescope.
2. Continued for a long period of time; protracted: had an extended vacation in the Alps.
3. Enlarged or broad in meaning, scope, or influence: an extended sense of the word honest.

ex·tend′ed·ly adv.


1. stretched out in time, space, influence, application, etc
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (of a horse's pace) free-moving and with long steps: an extended trot.
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing another word for expanded1
exˈtendedly adv
exˈtendedness n


(ɪkˈstɛn dɪd)

1. stretched or spread out.
2. continued or prolonged: an extended visit.
3. enlarged, as in scope or application: extended insurance coverage.
4. extensive: extended treatment of a subject.
6. of or pertaining to a meaning of a word other than its original or primary meaning.
ex•tend′ed•ly, adv.
ex•tend′ed•ness, n.


1. 'extended'

You use extended to describe things which last longer than usual.

...extended news bulletins on TV.
If smoked in large doses for an extended period, marijuana can be physically addictive.
2. 'extensive'

If something is extensive, it covers a large area.

...an extensive Roman settlement in north-west England.

An extensive effect is very great.

Many buildings suffered extensive damage in the blast.

Extensive also means 'covering many details'.

We had fairly extensive discussions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.extended - 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"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
2.extended - fully extended or stretched forth; "an extended telescope"; "his extended legs reached almost across the small room"; "refused to accept the extended hand"
unextended - not extended or stretched out; "an unextended arm"
3.extended - 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"
long - primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified; "a long road"; "a long distance"; "contained many long words"; "ten miles long"
4.extended - beyond the literal or primary sense; "`hot off the press' shows an extended sense of `hot'"
figurative, nonliteral - (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech; "figurative language"
5.extended - 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"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"


1. lengthened, long, prolonged, protracted, stretched out, drawn-out, unfurled, elongated, unrolled He and Naomi spent an extended period getting to know one another.
2. broad, wide, expanded, extensive, widespread, comprehensive, large-scale, enlarged, far-reaching a tribal society grouped in huge extended families
3. outstretched, conferred, stretched out, proffered She found herself kissing the old lady's extended hand.




A. ADJ (= stretched out) → extendido; (= prolonged) [stay] → prolongado
to grant sb extended creditconceder a algn un crédito ilimitado
he has been granted extended leavese le ha concedido una prórroga del permiso
B. CPD extended family Nfamilia f extendida
extended forecast N (US) → pronóstico m a largo plazo
extended memory N (Comput) → memoria f extendida
extended play NEP m, maxi-single m


[ɪkˈstɛndɪd] adj
for an extended period → pour une durée prolongée


extended credit
n (Fin) → verlängerter Kredit
extended family
nGroßfamilie f
extended memory
extended-play record
nSchallplatte fmit verlängerter Spielzeit
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