Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTENSIVE

Was it found necessary to civilize a wild and extensive province?

From it, the view westward was not so extensive as I expected.

Their noon meal is long since over; and their larder is not—is not—extensive.

It was not the most extensive of these gardens which the more deeply impressed his heart.

This establishment was immediately enlarged to do an extensive business.

We know only too well that John V. has been making the most extensive preparations.

So he was brought to a spot surrounded by extensive buildings.

In Brazil the diggings were not so extensive nor so rich as in this state.

Of these the Lygians are most numerous and extensive, and spread into several communities.

It was the center of extensive coal-mining and steel industry.

WORD ORIGIN

"vast, far-reaching;" c.1600 of immaterial, c.1700 of material things; from Late Latin extensivus, from extens-, past participle stem of Latin extendere (see extend). Earlier in a medical sense, "characterized by swelling" (early 15c.). Related: Extensively; extensiveness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXTENSIVE

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.