Origin of extensive
Examples from the Web for extensive
The building had to be rebuilt in 1963 after extensive damage from the Second World War was finally deemed irreparable.
“Getting a first shot is one thing,” said a former Air Force fighter pilot with extensive experience with Russian weapons.Pentagon Worries That Russia Can Now Outshoot U.S. Stealth Jets|Dave Majumdar|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If a Queen did cheat, her crimes fade into insignificance compared to the extensive philandering engaged in by medieval monarchs.The Sex Life of King Richard III's Randy Great Great Great Grandfather|Tom Sykes|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The website Bishop Accountability keeps some of the most extensive records on allegations of priestly abuse available.
Since the war began, sexual violence, including rape, is the most extensive form of violence faced by Syrian women and girls.
Therefore the present geographical distribution of species was largely determined by the extensive migrations of that time.
The deep and extensive hollows formed by the floods of this river compelled us to travel southward for several miles.
It is served by the Chicago & North-Western railway, and by an extensive inter-urban electric system.
A man not only known for his extensive knowledge of chemistry, but distinguished for his philosophy and patriotism.James Cutbush|Edgar F. Smith
With the help of this fraud, and with a free and extensive market made on the Stock Exchange, the 1870 Honduras 10 per cent.International Finance|Hartley Withers
British Dictionary definitions for extensive
- of or relating to logical extension
- (of a definition) in terms of the objects to which the term applies rather than its meaning
Word Origin and History for extensive
"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.