American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Large in extent, range, or amount.
- adj. Of or relating to the cultivation of vast areas of land with a minimum of labor or expense.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That may be extended or spread out; extensible.
- Having considerable extent; wide; large; embracing a wide area or a great number of objects; diffusive: as, an extensive farm; an extensive sphere of operations; extensive benevolence.
- Pertaining to or characterized by extension in space or in any quantity; having extent or extension.
- Pertaining to logical extension.
- Logical extension.
- In agriculture, noting that method of farming or husbandry in which relatively small crops or returns of any kind are taken from large areas with a minimum of labor and expense. This method is profitable where land is very cheap on account of being poor or thinly settled. Opposed to
intensive(which see). Also called low farming.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having wide extent; of much superficial extent; expanded; large; broad; wide; comprehensive.
- adj. obsolete Capable of being extended.
- adj. of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor
- adj. broad in scope or content
- adj. large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity
“The American Petroleum Institute has been running what it termed an "extensive" TV, radio and print advertising campaign.”
“A United Nations fact-finding mission investigating the three-week war in Gaza last winter issued a highly critical report on Tuesday detailing what it called extensive evidence that both Israel and Palestinian militant groups took actions amounting to war crimes, and possibly crimes against humanity.”
“The paper was prepared by PriceWaterhouseCoopers after what it describes as extensive consultations across the sector and broader community.”
“JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Drew Peterson's attorney is trying to get the former police sergeant's murder trial moved out of the county where he's charged because of what he calls extensive and inflammatory ...”
“JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Drew Peterson's attorney is trying to get the former police sergeant's murder trial moved out of the county where he's charged because of what he calls extensive and inflammatory media coverage.”
“Last Friday former state Supreme Court Justice Sandra Newman, a Republican, said at a news conference she has no confidence in the integrity of the electoral process in Pennsylvania as a result of what she termed the extensive voter registration effort by ACORN.”
“The lunar orbiters and the Apollo orbital cameras mapped the moon in extensive detail that has yet to be surpassed in the visible bands.”
“Also, many of us maintain extensive friend networks on sites like MySpace and Facebook, and are, therefore, subject to their corporate decisions via “Terms of Service” and click-through agreements.”
“How extensive is your research before starting a novel do you need a set level of comfort from your research before you begin to write, or do you do research as you go?”
“The expedition worked in extensive cave systems as much as two kilometers long, with some caverns as large as airplane hangars.”
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