What does extensive mean?

Definitions for extensive
ɪkˈstɛn sɪvex·ten·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extensive, extendedadjective

    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"

  2. across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wideadjective

    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"

  3. extensiveadjective

    of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor

    "producing wheat under extensive conditions"; "agriculture of the extensive type"

Wiktionary

  1. extensiveadjective

    In the nature of an extent, wide, widespread.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Extensiveadjective

    Wide; large.

    Etymology: extensivus, Latin.

    I would not be understood to recommend to all a pursuit of those sciences, to those extensive lengths to which the moderns have advanced them. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extensiveadjective

    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. Extensiveadjective

    capable of being extended

  3. Etymology: [L. extensivus: cf. F. extensif. See Extend.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extensive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2439

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extensive' in Adjectives Frequency: #330

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extensive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extensive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of extensive in a Sentence

  1. Gavin King:

    After extensive consultation we will remove the house behind me.

  2. The Interior:

    The well control rule is a vital part of our extensive reform agenda to strengthen, update and modernize our offshore energy program using lessons learned from Deepwater Horizon.

  3. Rob Morgan:

    The type of missions we run generally are offensive-defensive types of mission. You're looking to be cool, calm and collected, our actions definitely do have greater consequences. We're very, very careful with what we do. The mission planning that went into something like this was extensive.

  4. Majid Ezzati:

    The number of people across the globe whose weight poses a serious threat to their health is greater than ever before, and this epidemic of severe obesity is too extensive to be tackled with medications such as blood pressure lowering drugs or diabetes treatments alone, or with a few extra bike lanes.

  5. Cynthia McCoy:

    We're very fortunate that it wasn't on a weekend or a big holiday, there is extensive damage inside, a lot of trees down, and trailers tipped over, and roofs off.

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