large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity
"an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England"; "extended farm lands"; "surgeons with extended experience"; "they suffered extensive damage"
across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide(adj)
broad in scope or content
"across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"
of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor
"producing wheat under extensive conditions"; "agriculture of the extensive type"
In the nature of an extent, wide, widespread.
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
capable of being extended
Origin: [L. extensivus: cf. F. extensif. See Extend.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'extensive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2439
Rank popularity for the word 'extensive' in Adjectives Frequency: #330
The numerical value of extensive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of extensive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
After extensive consultation we will remove the house behind me.
Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.
The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
We've done extensive surveys and polling on the name, it has 80% recognition in Miami, and overall it has very positive name recognition still.
Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.
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Translations for extensive
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- extensCatalan, Valencian
- laaja, avaraFinnish
- takiraha, pārāweranuiMāori
- omfattende, omfangsrikNorwegian
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