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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sweep, expansenoun

    a wide scope

    "the sweep of the plains"

  2. area, expanse, surface areanoun

    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. expansenoun

    a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky


  1. expansenoun

    A wide stretch, usually of sea, sky, or land.

  2. expansenoun

    An amount of spread or stretch.

  3. Etymology: From expandere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Expansenoun

    A body widely extended without inequalities.

    Etymology: expansum, Latin.

    A murmuring sound
    Of waters issu’d from a cave, and spread
    Into a liquid plain; then stood unmov’d,
    Pure as th’ expanse of heav’n. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iv.

    Bright as th’ ethereal glows the green expanse. Richard Savage.

    On the smooth expanse of crystal lakes,
    The sinking stone at first a circle makes;
    The trembling surface, by the motion stirr’d,
    Spreads in a second circle, then a third;
    Wide, and more wide, the floating rings advance,
    Fill all the watry plain, and to the margin dance. Alexander Pope.


  1. expanse

    Expanse refers to a wide, open area or surface that seemingly stretches out indefinitely. It can also involve an extensive amount of something, such as time or a certain activity. Furthermore, it can refer to breadth, width, extent, and comprehensive scope of an intellectual or other concept.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expansenoun

    that which is expanded or spread out; a wide extent of space or body; especially, the arch of the sky

  2. Expanseverb

    to expand

  3. Etymology: [From L. expansus, p. p. of expandere. See Expand.]


  1. Expanse

    the distance between the apices or other widest point of the wings when fully spread.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expanse in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expanse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of expanse in a Sentence

  1. Kittredge Cherry:

    Once you love someone, that love lasts forever in the universe. Love never ends. Satan’s big lie was that hatred, fear, sin, and death can sometimes conquer love. No. Time makes them fade, while love endures forever. Love—love in any form whatsoever, any love that is ever loved—remains and is gradually filling the vast expanse of the universe.

  2. Martin Tobias Lithner:

    Psychology can be described as the intrepid exploration of the abyss within the human psyche, where the shadows of consciousness intermingle with the radiant glow of self-awareness. In this vast inner expanse, the seeker delves into the chasms of unconscious motivations and the labyrinthine corridors of memory, charting a course through the intricacies of emotion and cognition.

  3. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    At the bottom no one in life can help anyone else in life; this one experiences over and over in every conflict and every perplexity: that one is alone. That isn't as bad as it may first appear; and again it is the best thing in life that each should have everything in himself; his fate, his future, his whole expanse and world.

  4. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought...

  5. Gary Schuler:

    A classic emerald cut like this one allows for a wide expanse of pure material to be viewed without the distraction of a more complex facet arrangement, it's almost like looking at the glimmer of a reflecting pool.

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