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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
References in classic literature ?
Feeling very much out of sorts herself, Jo hurried into the parlor to find Beth sobbing over Pip, the canary, who lay dead in the cage with his little claws pathetically extended, as if imploring the food for want of which he had died.
Enoch Robinson and George Willard met beneath a wooden awning that extended out over the side- walk before Voight's wagon shop on Maumee Street just off the main street of Winesburg.
and he pointed to a square opening, perhaps seven feet high and nearly as broad, which extended, no one knew where, downward and onward from the side of the hole made by the uprooting of the trees.
It was easy to know them, fluttering about with extended, protecting wings when any harm, real or imaginary, threatened their precious brood.
Winding its way among countless islands, and imbedded in mountains, the "holy lake" extended a dozen leagues still further to the south.
He was much given to charity, but it had been perfunctory, it was extended on the advice of his secretary.
She quickened her pace slightly to reach a projecting point of rock that gave her a more extended prospect.
On either side extended a ruinous wooden fence of open lattice-work, through which could be seen a grassy yard, and, especially in the angles of the building, an enormous fertility of burdocks, with leaves, it is hardly an exaggeration to say, two or three feet long.
In such a case, it could only be the symptom of a highly disordered mental state, when a man, rendered morbidly self-contemplative by long, intense, and secret pain, had extended his egotism over the whole expanse of nature, until the firmament itself should appear no more than a fitting page for his soul's history and fate.
So saying, with extended arm, he grasped the three level, radiating lances at their crossed centre; while so doing, suddenly and nervously twitched them; meanwhile, glancing intently from Starbuck to Stubb; from Stubb to Flask.
In length, the Sperm Whale's skeleton at Tranque measured seventy-two feet; so that when fully invested and extended in life, he must have been ninety feet long; for in the whale, the skeleton loses about one fifth in length compared with the living body.
The woman opened to him the door of a little parlor, covered with a rag carpet, where stood a table with a very shining black oil-cloth, sundry lank, high-backed wood chairs, with some plaster images in resplendent colors on the mantel-shelf, above a very dimly-smoking grate; a long hard-wood settle extended its uneasy length by the chimney, and here Haley sat him down to meditate on the instability of human hopes and happiness in general.