Origin of comprehensive
Examples from the Web for comprehensive
What qualifies as vast enough, as comprehensive enough, as representative enough to faithfully render a city and its people?
Therefore, reforming this trade is part of a comprehensive strategy, including regional governance reforms, to help end the war.Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War|John Prendergast|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The evolution of style is oft studied but rarely understood in any comprehensive manner.
A comprehensive rehabilitation approach takes into account all these factors.Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain Injury|Jean Kim|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In both conflicts, the long-term solution lies in a comprehensive response to the growing threat.
When the occasion offers, he is concise, condensed even in the utterance of a principle or of a comprehensive thought.Essays sthetical|George Calvert
As the other stepped forward to obey, the famous investigator made a comprehensive survey of the little kitchen, for such it was.The Sins of Sverac Bablon|Sax Rohmer
An excellent and appropriate document—short and comprehensive—and, as it should be, devoted wholly to State affairs.The Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes|James Quay Howard
In the January number of this magazine appeared an excellent and comprehensive historical sketch of Fitchburg.
"It is one awful mess," said he with a comprehensive shrug of his broad shoulders.The Substitute Prisoner|Max Marcin
British Dictionary definitions for comprehensive
Word Origin and History for comprehensive
"containing much," 1610s, from French comprehénsif, from Late Latin comprehensivus, from comprehens-, past participle stem of Latin comprehendere (see comprehend). Related: Comprehensively (mid-15c.); comprehensiveness.