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Meaning of EXPANSE

Pronunciation:  ik'spans

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"
  2. [n]  the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"
  3. [n]  a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky

EXPANSE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: area, surface area, sweep
 See Also: acreage, ambit, balk, baulk, blank space, compass, entity, erasure, extent, land area, orbit, physical thing, place, range, reach, scope, sheet, space, stretch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*panse"\, n. [From L. expansus, p. p. of expandere.
    See {Expand}.]
    That which is expanded or spread out; a wide extent of space
    or body; especially, the arch of the sky. ``The green
    expanse.'' --Savage.
          Lights . . . high in the expanse of heaven. --Milton.
          The smooth expanse of crystal lakes.     --Pope.
  2. \Ex*panse"\, v. t.
    To expand. [Obs.]
          That lies expansed unto the eyes of all. --Sir. T.
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