extensive

  • 1 Extensive — Ex*ten sive, 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 …

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  • 2 extensive — I adjective ample, amplus, big, branching, broad, broad based, capacious, commodious, comprehensive, considerable, covering a wide area, deep, diffuse, diffusive, embracing a large area, encompassing a wide area, expanded, expansive, extended,… …

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  • 3 extensive — vast, far reaching; c.1600 of immaterial, c.1700 of material things; from L.L. extensivus, from extens , pp. stem of L. extendere (see EXTEND (Cf. extend)). Earlier in a medical sense, characterized by swelling (early 15c.). Related: Extensively; …

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  • 4 extensive — [adj] far reaching, thorough across the board*, all encompassing, all inclusive, big, blanket*, boundless, broad, capacious, commodious, comprehensive, comprising, considerable, expanded, extended, far flung*, general, great, hefty, huge,… …

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  • 5 extensive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) covering a large area. 2) large in amount or scale. DERIVATIVES extensively adverb extensiveness noun …

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  • 6 extensive — [ek sten′siv, iksten′siv] adj. [ME < L extensivus < extensus: see EXTENSIBLE] 1. having great extent; covering a large area; vast 2. having a wide scope, effect, influence, etc.; far reaching; comprehensive 3. of or characterized by… …

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  • 7 extensive — [[t]ɪkste̱nsɪv[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is extensive covers or includes a large physical area. ...an extensive tour of Latin America... When built, the palace and its grounds were more extensive than the city itself. Derived words:… …

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  • 8 extensive — extensively, adv. extensiveness, extensivity /ek sten siv i tee, ik /, n. /ik sten siv/, adj. 1. of great extent; wide; broad: an extensive area. 2. covering or extending over a great area: extensive travels. 3. far reaching; comprehensive;… …

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  • 9 extensive — ex|ten|sive [ ık stensıv ] adjective *** 1. ) very large in amount or degree: The accident caused extensive damage to both cars. the restaurant s extensive wine list 2. ) involving a lot of details and information: She has an extensive knowledge… …

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  • 10 extensive */*/*/ — UK [ɪkˈstensɪv] / US adjective 1) very large in amount or degree The accident caused extensive damage to both cars. the restaurant s extensive wine list 2) involving a lot of details and information She has an extensive knowledge of art history.… …

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  • 11 extensive — ex|ten|sive W3 [ıkˈstensıv] adj 1.) large in size, amount, or degree ▪ The house stands in extensive grounds. ▪ Fire has caused extensive damage to the island s forests. ▪ the extensive use of pesticides 2.) containing or dealing with a lot of… …

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  • 12 extensive — ex•ten•sive [[t]ɪkˈstɛn sɪv[/t]] adj. 1) of great extent; wide; broad: an extensive area[/ex] 2) covering or extending over a great area: extensive travels[/ex] 3) comprehensive; far reaching or thorough: extensive knowledge[/ex] 4) great in… …

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  • 13 extensive — /əkˈstɛnsɪv / (say uhk stensiv), /ɛk / (say ek ) adjective 1. of great extent; wide; broad; covering a great area; large in amount: an extensive forest; an extensive influence. 2. far reaching; comprehensive; thorough; lengthy; detailed:… …

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  • 14 extensive — ● extensif, extensive adjectif (bas latin extensivus) Qui relève de l extension d un concept. Se dit d une culture, d un élevage, d un système de production agricole pour lesquels sont appliquées de faibles quantités de travail et de capital par… …

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  • 15 extensive*/ — [ɪkˈstensɪv] adj 1) very large in amount or degree The accident caused extensive damage to both cars.[/ex] 2) involving a lot of details and information extensive knowledge/research[/ex] 3) spreading over a large area The hotel has extensive… …

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  • 16 extensive — adjective 1) a mansion with extensive grounds Syn: large, large scale, sizable, substantial, considerable, ample, expansive, great, vast 2) extensive knowledge Syn: comprehensive, thorough …

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  • 17 extensive — adjective 1) extensive grounds Syn: large, sizeable, substantial, considerable, ample, great, vast 2) extensive knowledge Syn: comprehensive, thorough, exhaustive, broad …

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  • 18 extensive — adjective Date: 1604 1. having wide or considerable extent < extensive reading > 2. extensional 3. of, relating to, or constituting farming in which large areas of land are utilized with minimum outlay and labor • extensively adverb •… …

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  • 19 extensive — See extended, extensive …

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  • 20 extensive — adj. Extensive is used with these nouns: ↑alteration, ↑archive, ↑array, ↑bibliography, ↑change, ↑check, ↑collection, ↑consultation, ↑correspondence, ↑coverage, ↑criticism, ↑ …

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