• Showing layout of an extensive building, including alae and peristylium
    Showing layout of an extensive building, including alae and peristylium
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj extensive 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"
    • adj extensive 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"
    • adj extensive of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor "producing wheat under extensive conditions","agriculture of the extensive type"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A large living area, with extensive decoration on walls and ceiling A large living area, with extensive decoration on walls and ceiling
Capital showing extensive floral decoration Capital showing extensive floral decoration
Showing extensive foliage decoration Showing extensive foliage decoration
Showing extensive interwoven leaf and stem forms and animals Showing extensive interwoven leaf and stem forms and animals
The top of the arch forms a horse-shoe shape, with extensive decoration above The top of the arch forms a horse-shoe shape, with extensive decoration above
Showing extensive and complex decoration on the walls and vaulted ceiling Showing extensive and complex decoration on the walls and vaulted ceiling
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Showing arched entrance surrounded with extensive decoration Showing arched entrance surrounded with extensive decoration

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In ancient Rome, lead poisoning was a prevalent disease amongst the wealthy because of their extensive use of lead. Many Roman women died because of lead poisoning caused by the use of make-up that contained lead
    • Extensive Capable of being extended. "Silver beaters choose the finest coin, as that which is most extensive under the hammer."
    • Extensive 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Almonds are the oldest, most widely cultivated and extensively used nuts in the world.
    • extensive That may be extended or spread out; extensible.
    • extensive Having considerable extent; wide; large; embracing a wide area or a great number of objects; diffusive: as, an extensive farm; an extensive sphere of operations; extensive benevolence.
    • extensive Pertaining to or characterized by extension in space or in any quantity; having extent or extension.
    • extensive Pertaining to logical extension.
    • extensive Logical extension.
    • extensive In agriculture, noting that method of farming or husbandry in which relatively small crops or returns of any kind are taken from large areas with a minimum of labor and expense. This method is profitable where land is very cheap on account of being poor or thinly settled. Opposed to intensive (which see). Also called low farming.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mystery writer Agatha Christie acquired her extensive knowledge of poisons while working in a hospital dispensary during World War I.
    • adj Extensive large: comprehensive
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  • Earl Nightingale
    “Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.”
  • Anthony Sampson
    Anthony Sampson
    “In America journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history: in Britain, as an extension of conversation.”
  • Gerald G. Jampolsky
    Gerald G. Jampolsky
    “Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.”
  • Socrates
    “Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.”
  • Paul Theroux
    Paul Theroux
    “Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.”
  • Edward Johnson
    Edward Johnson
    “What we believe is more important than our material existence, therefore warfare is a legitimate extension of values.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. extensivus,: cf. F. extensif,. See Extend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. extendĕre, extentum, or extensumex, out, tendĕre, to stretch.


In literature:

At Shikarpore I made an extensive collection of the fish of the Indus.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Onyx of great variety and beauty is extensively quarried in Stevens county.
"A Review of the Resources and Industries of the State of Washington, 1909" by Ithamar Howell
The fine brass wire is also extensively used, and the writer rather prefers it.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
But such a wide extension of the term destroys its distinctive value.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
In such actions the extension is invariably provided with the extension guide.
"Piano Tuning" by J. Cree Fischer
In extensive ulcers resulting from recent burns, if the granulations are healthy and aseptic, skin-grafts may safely be placed on them directly.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Mr. Purdham: Well, the Earliana is extensively raised and the Dwarf Champion.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Vitruvius tells how to preserve the gold in old embroidery, or in worn-out textiles where the metal has been extensively used.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
Arteries are very elastic as well as extensible, and their chief extensibility is in length.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
We have already noted the fact that the basin of a dead sea becomes in course of time the seat of extensive salt deposits.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The effect produced by that act was equally rapid and extensive.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5)" by John Marshall
From its windows there is still a very extensive view, but how changed!
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
I shall however maintain that the same relation of extension lies at the base both of temporal and spatial extension.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
A number of well-known caverns, some of them quite extensive, exist along the head streams forming the Current River.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
His range of reading was extensive, and he was a most diligent scholar and writer.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8" by Various
The soil is highly productive; fruit is grown extensively.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden
Many master craftsmen now became wealthy employers of labour, dealing extensively in the wares which they produced.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
They had a farm and small establishment at the mouth of the Cowlitz, and a more extensive farm some twenty-five miles up that river.
"A History of Oregon, 1792-1849" by William Henry Gray
Cromwell's colonial policy aimed definitely at the recognition and extension of the British empire.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
It is a peak of the Karakoram extension of the Muztagh range dividing Kashmir from Chinese Turkestan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

Their souls shall dwell at ease
Before their Maker's face;
Their seed shall taste the promises
In their extensive grace.
"Psalm 25 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Did not the wily fiend observe with pain,
That prayer lessen'd his extensive sway,
And seem'd most likely to subvert his reign,
He ne'er wou'd hinder any one to pray.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard
As late I journey'd o'er the extensive plain
Where native Otter sports his scanty stream,
Musing in torpid woe a Sister's pain,
The glorious prospect woke me from the dream.
"Life" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I cried, "Oh Jesus, help me! Oh Jesus Christ!"
and the nurse replied, "Wrong name. My name
is Barbara," and hung me in an odd device,
a buck's extension and a Balkan overhead frame.
"The Break" by Anne Sexton
But morning calls thee hence. — Yet one scene more
My fostering love shall lead thee to explore.
This, thy last sight, with careful eyes survey,
And mark th' extensive nature of my sway."
"The Triumphs Of Temper : Canto V." by William Hayley
She patronized extensively a man, Ulysses Gunne,
Whose mode of earning money was a low and shameful one.
He wrote for certain papers, which, as everybody knows,
Is worse than serving in a shop or scaring off the crows.
"Delilah" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Upscale tavern with extensive beer list, seafood, sausages, house-made soups, salads, angus burgers, lamb, desserts and patio dining.
Some GRIC residents continue to fight freeway extension.
Extensive revisions are needed in the document.
He issues dire warnings to attorneys about what will happen if they ask for extensions or delays.
Though best known for their ridiculously amazing concealer, Cle de Peau has an extensive makeup line, which we have recently become obsessed with.
Fields east of Lamar in Barton County were scouted on Aug 29 by Wyatt Miller, an agronomy assistant with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County.
Orioles agree to six-year extension with center fielder Adam Jones.
Paul Solman takes a look at an extensive exhibit of the painter's work now showing in Philadelphia.
Despite chaparral being California's most extensive, native plant community, it is often maligned as being fuel for wildfires.
Cicadas are edible, according to the University of Illinois Extension website.
Jean McHale jmchale@ism.ws ISM Public Relations 800/888-6276, extension 3143.
A drought of no commercialization of herbicides with unique sites of action is expected to continue into the foreseeable future, according to one Extension weed specialist.
Common Council approves extension of benefits.
As an extension of Oklahoma's Self-Defense Act, registered concealed gun carriers in the state can now leave their jackets at home and display their guns in public KOAM's Liz Holliday reports.
Obama rules out stopgap extension.

In science:

A. • There are bounded ly many (at most 2|T |) global extensions of p which do not split strongly/fork over A. • Any global extension p′ of p which does not split strongly/fork over A is definable over acl(A).
On generically stable types in dependent theories
Of course we know another reason that suggests that such an extension doesn’t exist: any such extension must be generically stable, and as a matter of fact, it is unique and equals to Av(I , M ∪ I ).
On generically stable types in dependent theories
Note that uniqueness of definable extensions does not imply generic stability: the type “at infinity” in the theory of a dense linear order (Q, <) is definable and has a unique global definable extension.
On generically stable types in dependent theories
For any formula φ(x, y ) there is N such that for any Morley sequence (ai : i < ω ) of p over A, and c, φ(x, c) ∈ p if and only if |= ∨w⊂2N ,|w |=N ∧i∈w φ(ai , c). (iv) For al l smal l B ⊇ A, p is the unique global nonforking extension of p|B , (v) For al l n, p(n) is the unique global nonforking extension of p(n) |A.
On NIP and invariant measures
In AC V F , for any set A, any complete type over A has a global nonforking extension. (See or Proposition 2.13.) Hence (i)-(v) of 3.2 are equivalent in AC V F , for any A. (v) In 3.2(iv) it is not enough to require just that p|A has a unique global nonforking extension.
On NIP and invariant measures
We construct M extending M0 and extension µ1 of µ to a left G(M )invariant measure over M such that µ1 has a unique extension to a global left-invariant measure µ′ .
On NIP and invariant measures
Remark 7.12. (i) In Definition 7.11 the global extension p′ of p is necessarily a nonforking extension of p. (ii) Suppose A = bdd(A) and p(x) ∈ S (A) has f sg .
On NIP and invariant measures
On the other hand, (4.6), if considered as a formal series, allows the extension of B⋄ to weighted chaos spaces, similar to those considered in [11, 12]; we leave this extension to an interested reader.
Stochastic Integrals and Evolution Equations with Gaussian Random Fields
The two extreme cases are f = 1, e = n (in which case we say that the extension is total ly ramified ) and e = 1, f = n (in which case we say that the extension is unramified ).
On measure-preserving ${\mathcal C}^1$ transformations of compact-open subsets of non-archimedean local fields
Since S (N ) is extensive, it follows that S (N , E ) is also extensive for E in the vicinity of E (N ).
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
Sometimes, we will work in an extension kv of R and simplices will actually be maps c : Tj (kv ) → kn v where Tj (kv ) is the extension of Tj to kv .
Vanishing homology
On the other hand, as kv is an elementary extension of R, it is well known that we may define Xv , the extension of X to kv , by regarding the formula defining X in kn v .
Vanishing homology
The basic argument supporting this belief is that in the clustered phase an extensive back-bone of frozen variables exists, which requires an extensive number of variables to take values that are strongly correlated.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
This is also one of the advantages of considering these field extensions as ‘Kummer extensions’.
Classifying Brumer's quintic polynomials by weak Mordell-Weil groups
Joining Lemma 3.7 with Lemma 3.5, we reduce the extension problems for partial metrics to the extension of pseudo-metrics on zero sets.
Definability of groups in $\aleph_0$-stable metric structures