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Meaning of extensive by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( US ) IPA: /ɛksˈtɛn.sɪv/


    extensive ( comparative more extensive, superlative most extensive )

    1. In the nature of an extent, wide, widespread .

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Explanation of extensive by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. broad in scope or content

    2. large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity

    3. an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England
      they suffered extensive damage
    4. of agriculture

    5. producing wheat under extensive conditions
      agriculture of the extensive type

    Definition of extensive by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Extensive a. [L. extensivus: cf. F. extensif. See Extend.]
      1. Having wide extent; of much superficial extent; expanded; large; broad; wide; comprehensive; as, “an extensive farm; an extensive lake; an extensive sphere of operations; extensive benevolence; extensive greatness.”

      2. Capable of being extended. [Obs.]

      Silver beaters choose the finest coin, as that which is most extensive under the hammer. Boyle.