What does expand mean?

Definitions for expand
ɪkˈspændex·pand

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expand, spread out(verb)

    extend in one or more directions

    "The dough expands"

  2. expand(verb)

    become larger in size or volume or quantity

    "his business expanded rapidly"

  3. expand(verb)

    make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity

    "expand the house by adding another wing"

  4. boom, thrive, flourish, expand(verb)

    grow vigorously

    "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"

  5. inflate, blow up, expand, amplify(verb)

    exaggerate or make bigger

    "The charges were inflated"

  6. elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate(verb)

    add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

    "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

  7. extend, expand(verb)

    expand the influence of

    "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"

Wiktionary

  1. expand(Verb)

    To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one.

    You can expand this compact umbrella to cover a large table.

    Etymology: Recorded in since 1422, from espaundre, from expandere present active infinitive of expando, itself from ex- + pando.

  2. expand(Verb)

    To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something).

    Etymology: Recorded in since 1422, from espaundre, from expandere present active infinitive of expando, itself from ex- + pando.

  3. expand(Verb)

    To express (something) at length and/or in detail.

    Etymology: Recorded in since 1422, from espaundre, from expandere present active infinitive of expando, itself from ex- + pando.

  4. expand(Verb)

    To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.

    Use the binomial theorem to expand uE000107934uE001 to uE000107935uE001

    Etymology: Recorded in since 1422, from espaundre, from expandere present active infinitive of expando, itself from ex- + pando.

  5. expand(Verb)

    To (be) change(d) from a smaller form/size to a larger one.

    Etymology: Recorded in since 1422, from espaundre, from expandere present active infinitive of expando, itself from ex- + pando.

  6. expand(Verb)

    To (be) increase(d) in extent, number, volume or scope.

    Etymology: Recorded in since 1422, from espaundre, from expandere present active infinitive of expando, itself from ex- + pando.

  7. expand(Verb)

    To speak or write at length or in detail.

    He's so pedantic, he expands on everything!

    Etymology: Recorded in since 1422, from espaundre, from expandere present active infinitive of expando, itself from ex- + pando.

  8. expand(Verb)

    To feel generous or optimistic.

    Etymology: Recorded in since 1422, from espaundre, from expandere present active infinitive of expando, itself from ex- + pando.

  9. expand(Verb)

    To be rewritten as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.

    The expression uE000107936uE001 expands to uE000107937uE001.

    Etymology: Recorded in since 1422, from espaundre, from expandere present active infinitive of expando, itself from ex- + pando.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expand(verb)

    to lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves

    Etymology: [L. expandere, expansum; ex out + pandere to spread out, to throw open; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. Spawn.]

  2. Expand(verb)

    to cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; -- opposed to contract; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence

    Etymology: [L. expandere, expansum; ex out + pandere to spread out, to throw open; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. Spawn.]

  3. Expand(verb)

    to state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See Expansion, 5

    Etymology: [L. expandere, expansum; ex out + pandere to spread out, to throw open; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. Spawn.]

  4. Expand(verb)

    to become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals expand by heat; the heart expands with joy

    Etymology: [L. expandere, expansum; ex out + pandere to spread out, to throw open; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. Spawn.]

Freebase

  1. Expand

    expand is a program that converts tab characters into groups of space characters. It is available in Unix operating systems and many Unix-like operating systems. For example: Here the echo command prints a string of text that includes a tab character, then the output is directed into the expand command. The resulting output is then displayed in hexadecimal and as characters by the xxd dump command. At the second prompt, the same echo output is sent directly to the xxd command. As can be seen by comparing the two, the expand program converts the tab into spaces.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Expand

    eks-pand′, v.t. to spread out: to lay open: to enlarge in bulk or surface: to develop, or bring out in fuller detail.—v.i. to become opened: to enlarge.—ns. Expanse′, a wide extent of space: the firmament; Expansibil′ity.—adj. Expans′ible, capable of being expanded.—adv. Expans′ibly.—adj. Expans′ile, capable of expansion.—n. Expan′sion, act of expanding: state of being expanded: enlargement: that which is expanded: immensity: extension.—adj. Expans′ive, widely extended: diffusive.—adv. Expans′ively.—ns. Expans′iveness; Expansiv′ity. [L. expandĕreex, out, pandĕre, pansum, to spread.]

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expand' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4651

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'expand' in Verbs Frequency: #459

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How to say expand in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expand in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of expand in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    The subprime problems are now creating massive issues on Wall Street, it's a serious problem affecting our housing market and millions of hard working families. So what are some of the things we need to do? We need to expand the role of the (Federal Housing Administration) to issue more mortgages at better rates to these homeowners. We need to give consumers more counseling and information, prevent families from being trapped in high interest loans with pre-payment penalties and in some cases, allow more breathing room from foreclosure.

  2. Joanna Rudnick:

    The public zeitgeist right now is trying to expand that lens on beauty, sarah walked through life looking down and we're responsible for making people feel that way. We all have the power to not look at someone like a disease.

  3. Andy Tian:

    Google needs to be in China, period, once in China, they can expand into other services. They need a beachhead, and the beachhead is Google Play.

  4. John Bartholomew:

    We’ve seen numerous other states that didn’t expand affected because of this (Affordable Care Act) mandate.

  5. Adam Mosseri:

    The issue of fake news on Facebook has been a hot topic for months, particularly during the recent U.S. presidential election. In one hoax article, for example, Pope Francis was falsely reported to have endorsed Donald Trump. FACEBOOK's' FAKE NEWS' HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR SOCIAL MEDIA REVAMP, EXPERTS SAY Facebook’s Trending Topics section also fell prey to some high-profile fake stories after the social network implemented an algorithmic feed this summer. These included a false article that Fox News had fired anchor Megyn Kelly and a hoax article about the Sept. 11 attacks. On another occasion a seemingly innocent hashtag that appeared in Trending Topics linked to an inappropriate video. The social network announced Thursday that it will make it easier for users to report fake news when they see it, which they can do by clicking the upper right hand corner of a post. If enough people report a story as fake, Facebook will pass it to third-party fact-checking organizations that are part of the nonprofit Poynter Institute's International Fact-Checking Network. Five fact-checking and news organizations are working with the company on this : The Associated Press, The Associated Press, FactCheck.org, Politifact and Snopes. Facebook says this group is likely to expand. FACEBOOK BLOCKS CAR INSURER FROM PROFILING USERS In his blog post, Adam Mosseri explained that if the fact-checking organizations identify a story as a fake, it will get flagged as disputed and there will be a link to a corresponding article explaining why. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed, he added. While users will still be able to share these stories, they will receive a warning that the story has been disputed. Additionally, once a story is flagged, it can not be made into an ad and promoted, according to Facebook. The Menlo Park, California-based firm will also be looking for signs that a story has misled people in some way, such as instances where people are significantly less likely to share a story after reading it. FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES FUME AFTER PUSH TO CENSOR TRUMP POSTS REBUFFED Facebook, which gave a preview of its anti-fake news strategy last month, is also looking to disrupt financial incentives for spammers. On the buying side we’ve eliminated the ability to spoof domains, which will reduce the prevalence of sites that pretend to be real publications.

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  • разширявам се, разширявам, излагам подробно, развивам, увеличавам сеBulgarian
  • expandierenGerman
  • ampliarSpanish
  • sieventää, laventaa, tarkentaa, laajentaa, täsmentää, laajentuaFinnish
  • élaborer, agrandirFrench
  • פיתחHebrew
  • tautorotoroMāori
  • factoriseren, openzetten, elaboreren, opentrekken, uitwerken, uitplooien, ontbinden in factoren, uitdijen, uitbreiden, zich uitbreiden, vermeerderen, toenemen, uitzetten, vergrotenDutch
  • utvide, vokse, ekspandere, faktorisere, bli større, utdype, greie ut (om)Norwegian
  • factoriza, mări, crește, expandaRomanian
  • растягиваться, расширяться, растягивать, раскрываться, расширять, делаться откровеннее, раскрывать скобки, становиться общительнееRussian
  • faktorisera, utveckla, vidga, växa, utvidga, expandera, utbreda, öppnaSwedish
  • விரிவாக்குTamil
  • розширюватисяUkrainian
  • 擴大Chinese

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    • A. foreordained
    • B. extroversive
    • C. incumbent
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