extended

Something that is extended has been fully stretched out or elongated. An extended period of time is an extremely long period of time.

To extend something is to make it longer, either physically or in terms of time. Anything extended has been stretched out in this way. An extended rubber band will snap back or break. An extended hose can be used to put out a fire. If you live with your parents in your twenties, it's like an extended childhood.

Primary Meanings of extended

1.
adj
fully extended or stretched forth
2.
adj
beyond the literal or primary sense
Full Definitions of extended
1

adj fully extended or stretched forth

“an extended telescope”
“his extended legs reached almost across the small room”
“refused to accept the extended hand”
Synonyms:
outspread, spread
fully extended in width
outstretched
fully extended especially in length
sprawly
spread out irregularly
spread-eagle
with arms and legs stretched out and apart
stretched
extended or spread over a wide area or distance
Antonyms:
unextended
not extended or stretched out

adj drawn out or made longer spatially

“the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes”
Synonyms:
elongated, lengthened, prolonged
long
primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified

adj relatively long in duration; tediously protracted

“an extended discussion”
Synonyms:
drawn-out, lengthy, prolonged, protracted
long
primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified

adj large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity

extended farm lands”
“surgeons with extended experience”
Synonyms:
extensive
big, large
above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
2

adj beyond the literal or primary sense

“`hot off the press' shows an extended sense of `hot'”
Synonyms:
figurative, nonliteral
(used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech

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