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expanse

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noun ex·panse \ik-ˈspan(t)s\

Simple Definition of expanse

  • : a large and usually flat open space or area

Full Definition of expanse

  1. 1 :  firmament

  2. 2 :  great extent of something spread out <an expanse of calm ocean>

Examples of expanse

  1. The explorer gazed across the vast Arctic expanse.

  2. <the great explorers who crossed the vast expanses of the seven seas in small ships>



Origin of expanse

New Latin expansum, from Latin, neuter of expansus, past participle of expandere


First Known Use: 1637


EXPANSE Defined for Kids

expanse

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noun ex·panse \ik-ˈspans\

Definition of expanse

  1. :  a wide area or stretch <an expanse of desert>





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