Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Stretched or pulled out.
  • adjective Continued for a long period of time; protracted.
  • adjective Enlarged or broad in meaning, scope, or influence.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

  • "Everything must be A or not A" (_extended_, if you please, or _not extended_); but in its subordinate form, "Everything extended must be extended infinitely or finitely," it is only applicable, and only intended by Hamilton to be applied, to those _phenomena_ which are already given as extended in some degree.

    The Philosophy of the Conditioned

  • From this small epitome in the brain, the child is an extended copy -- _extended_ from a mathematical point, where all the members and lineaments are _intended_.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXII

  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, who has been in prison since 2003 on charges widely seen as Putin's revenge for challenging his power, saw his term extended by several more years last December.

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  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, who has been in prison since 2003 on charges widely seen as Putin's revenge for challenging his power, saw his term extended by several more years last December.

    The Seattle Times

  • It was by such kind of practices that the decemvirs, who by the laws of their institution were to be elected annually, got their term extended to another year, and in that interval, by preventing the assembling of the comitia, they endeavoured to perpetuate their power.

    The Social Contract

  • Update: It has been brought to my attention that after the 21 year sentence a prisoner can have their term extended by a judge if they are deemed a threat to society.

    Forbes.com: News

  • But in the end, they got the interest rate and payments lowered to an affordable level, and the term extended to 30 years.

    Keeping Low Income Families In Their Homes

  • That raised some speculation that the central bank may eliminate the phrase "extended period" for the key policy rate at an earlier date, which would pave the way for interest-rate increases.

    Treasurys Slip on Report About Fed Rate Outlook

  • When we hear the term extended studies, few know what that means.

    John M. Eger: The Entrepreneurship of Extended Studies

  • Chief executive officer Wynand Harmse also had his term extended for another year to September 30, 1994.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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