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. Chief Executive Greg Goff:

    Everyone goes through pretty extensive planning because people working at the refineries have to be certified, we feel very comfortable we can continue running with the staff levels we have for a very long period of time.

  2. Stacy Lynn Bourgeois:

    We know that beer and wine go great with pizza and we’re uniquely positioned to deliver these given many of our restaurants already serve beer and wine, when you combine that with our extensive network of delivery drivers, we’re excited to provide a unique and convenient experience for our customers.

  3. Jes Staley:

    Mr Venkatakrishnan has a long and well-established track record of helping to prudently define and manage risk appetite in large complex financial institutions like ours, he has extensive experience in the development of regulatory capital models and with stress testing.

  4. John Kinney:

    There was extensive plumbing damage, there was holes in the ceiling, raccoons were getting in.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    At times we pick from our “extensive time experience” some enchanting moments that are cuddling in our mind. They are stolen moments from our durational perception and we are keen on holding them preciously in our memory’s Garden of Eden. ("Stolen moments" )

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