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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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
Examples of extensive in a Sentence
The devastation to the town has been extensive.
It was a pretty extensive and fraudulent scam on his part.
North Korea has a very strict and very extensive penal code.
After extensive consultation we will remove the house behind me.
Unfortunately climate change is not very interesting to the public, eXTENSIVE WORK.
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Translations for extensive
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- extensCatalan, Valencian
- laaja, avaraFinnish
- étendu, extensifFrench
- takiraha, pārāweranuiMāori
- omfattende, omfangsrikNorwegian
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