Definitions for: Expanse


[n] a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"
[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"
[n] a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Ex*panse", v. t.
To expand. [Obs.]

That lies expansed unto the eyes of all. --Sir. T.
Browne.

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

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