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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity;
- Example: "an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England"
- Example: "extended farm lands"
- Example: "surgeons with extended experience"
- Example: "they suffered extensive damage"
[syn: extensive, extended]

2. broad in scope or content;
- Example: "across-the-board pay increases"
- Example: "an all-embracing definition"
- Example: "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"
- Example: "an invention with broad applications"
- Example: "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
- Example: "granted him wide powers"
[syn: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide]

3. of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor;
- Example: "producing wheat under extensive conditions"
- Example: "agriculture of the extensive type"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Extensive \Ex*ten"sive\, a. [L. extensivus: cf. F. extensif. See Extend.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of being extended. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Silver beaters choose the finest coin, as that which is most extensive under the hammer. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

extensive adj 1: 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" [syn: extensive, extended] 2: 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" [syn: across-the- board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide] 3: of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor; "producing wheat under extensive conditions"; "agriculture of the extensive type" [ant: intensive]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

107 Moby Thesaurus words for "extensive": Gargantuan, a mile long, all-embracing, ample, amplitudinous, astronomical, awesome, big, boundless, broad, bulky, capacious, catholic, colossal, commodious, comprehensive, considerable, copious, cosmic, cosmopolitan, deep, diffuse, dilatant, distensive, elastic, enormous, expansible, expansile, expansional, expansive, extended, extending, extensile, extensional, far-embracing, far-extending, far-flung, far-flying, far-going, far-ranging, far-reaching, fargoing, full, galactic, general, generous, gigantic, global, great, huge, immeasurable, immense, inclusive, indiscriminate, infinite, inflatable, inflationary, interminable, international, king-size, large, large-scale, lengthy, liberal, long, longish, longsome, mammoth, massive, massy, monster, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, national, no end of, outsize, overgrown, prodigious, roomy, scopic, sesquipedal, sesquipedalian, sizable, sizeable, spacious, spreading, stupendous, substantial, sweeping, tall, titanic, tremendous, universal, vast, voluminous, weighty, wholesale, wide, wide-extended, wide-extending, wide-ranging, wide-reaching, wide-stretching, widespread, without end, worldwide