expanse definition

  • noun:
    • A wide and available extent, since surface, land, or sky.
    • Expansion.
    • the exact distance or number of expansion.
    • A wide stretch, typically of water, sky, or land.
    • what is expanded or spread-out; a wide degree of area or body; especially, the arch of the sky.
    • Spatial or superficial expansion; an uninterrupted stretch or location, especially among considerable degree.
    • especially In zoology, the level or stretch of wing; the exact distance from tip to tip if the wings, as of an insect or a bird, tend to be completely expanded. Also referred to as alar expanse or degree.
    • Enlargement; expansion; expansion.
    • Synonyms See degree.
    • the level of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
    • an extensive range
    • a wide and open space or location as of surface or land or sky
    • A wide and open level, since surface, land, or sky.
    • Development.
    • the exact distance or number of growth.
    • an extensive stretch, generally of ocean, sky, or land.
    • That which is expanded or spread-out; a broad degree of area or human body; particularly, the arch of sky.
    • Spatial or shallow expansion; an uninterrupted stretch or location, particularly one of substantial degree.
    • Specifically In zoology, the degree or stretch of wing; the length from tip to point when the wings, at the time of an insect or a bird, tend to be totally expanded. Also referred to as alar expanse or extent.
    • Enlargement; expansion; development.
    • Synonyms See extent.
    • the degree of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
    • a wide scope
    • a broad and open space or location by surface or land or sky
  • verb-transitive:
    • to enhance.
    • To expand.
  • others:
    • broadened; spread-out.
    • individual; solitary: stated especially of years in old planetary tables.
    • To expand; loosen up.
    • broadened; spread-out.
    • Separate; solitary: said especially of years in old planetary tables.
    • To expand; stretch-out.

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