from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of extend.
  • adj. longer in length or extension; elongated
  • adj. stretched out or pulled out; expanded
  • adj. lasting longer; protracted
  • adj. having a large scope or range; extensive
  • adj. wider than usual

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having extent or extension; occupying space; dimensional; spatial.
  • In heraldry, same as displayed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. drawn out or made longer spatially
  • adj. relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
  • adj. large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity
  • adj. beyond the literal or primary sense
  • adj. fully extended or stretched forth


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