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Webster 1913 Edition


Extensive

Ex-ten′sive

,
Adj.
[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.
2.
Capable of being extended.
[Obs.]
Silver beaters choose the finest coin, as that which is most
extensive
under the hammer.
Boyle.

Webster 1828 Edition


Extensive

EXTENS'IVE

,
Adj.
Wide; large; having great enlargement or extent; as an extensive farm; an extensive field; an extensive lake; and extensive sphere of operations; extensive benevolence.
1.
That may be extended. [Not used.]

Definition 2021


extensive

extensive

English

Adjective

extensive (comparative more extensive, superlative most extensive)

  1. In the nature of an extent, wide, widespread.

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French

Adjective

extensive

  1. feminine singular of extensif

Latin

Adjective

extensīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of extensīvus