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.

ChatGPT

  1. extensive

    Extensive refers to something being large in size, amount, or degree; covering a large area or scope; or something that is comprehensive and detailed.

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. Former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer:

    The rest is history, we must now move on and learn from what has transpired. The public should know that we have extensive screening procedures in place to assess the health and well-being of our forces. But we must keep fine-tuning those procedures to prevent a case such as this one from happening again.

  2. Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman:

    The devastation to the town has been extensive.

  3. Holly Thomas:

    As with any public event in New York City, security elements are extensive - from the very visible presence of law enforcement officers to wide-ranging behind-the-scenes security operations.

  4. Royce Lamberth:

    As extensive as the existing record is, it does not sufficiently explain Secretary Clintons state of mind when she decided it would be an acceptable practice to set up and use a private server to conduct State Department business.

  5. South Korea:

    The two sides will exchange extensive views on the recent situation on the Korean peninsula and discuss ways to bring substantial progress on achieving a complete denucleazisation and enduring peace.

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