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"
protracted, extended, elongated, panoptic, all-encompassing, extensive, all-inclusive, lengthened, encompassing, broad, lengthy, all-embracing, across-the-board, prolonged, wide, drawn-out, blanket(a)
across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket(a), broad, encompassing, extensive, panoptic, wide(adj)
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"
of agriculture; increasing productivity by using large areas with minimal outlay and labor
"producing wheat under extensive conditions"; "agriculture of the extensive type"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Large denotes extension in more than one direction, and beyond the average of the class to which the object belongs; we speak of a large surface or a large solid, but of a long line; a large field, a large room, a large apple, etc. A large man is a man of more than ordinary size; a great man is a man of remarkable mental power. Big is a more emphatic word than large, but of less dignity. We do not say that George Washington was a big man.
brief, diminutive, inconsiderable, infinitesimal, insignificant, limited, little, mean, microscopic, minute, narrow, paltry, petty, scanty, short, slender, slight, small, tiny, trifling, trivial
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broad, wide, comprehensive, wide-ranging, widespread, vast, intensive, in-depth, large-scale, large, extended, thorough, far-reaching, exhaustive, extensively, detailed, broad-based, lengthy, long, extenso, massive, considerable, intense, abundant, ample, enlarged, expanded, significant, wide-range, substantial, huge, major, important, many, great, long-form, non-intensive
Translations for extensive
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- extensCatalan, Valencian
- laaja, avaraFinnish
- étendu, extensifFrench
- takiraha, pārāweranuiMāori
- omfattende, omfangsrikNorwegian
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