What does the word elaborate mean?

Usage examples for elaborate

  1. The most considerable part of them is composed of letters- not such letters as have been discussed in the preceding chapter, but elaborate epistles written deliberately for the sake of writing, and with a definite attempt at style. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  2. The first is elaborate but unaffected, the second is probably spontaneous, the third highly studied. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  3. A much more elaborate theory was advanced by Dr. Croll, and is still entertained by many. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe