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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.

    Etymology: From expandere.

  2. expansenoun

    An amount of spread or stretch.

    Etymology: From expandere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expansenoun

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

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

  2. Expanseverb

    to expand

    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. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. Thomas Graziano:

    This is the broadest expanse of area in the United States that weve projected with an elevated risk that I can remember, is this the perfect storm? I dont know.

  4. 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.

  5. Roisin Lavelle:

    It's lovely, mostly all you see is waves and rocks, so it has been been really lovely to see a big expanse of sand.

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    a confused multitude of things
    • A. recital
    • B. helm
    • C. sweep
    • D. muddle

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