Simple Definition of expanse
: a large and usually flat open space or area
Full Definition of expanse
1 : firmament
2 : great extent of something spread out <an expanse of calm ocean>
Examples of expanse in a sentence
The explorer gazed across the vast Arctic expanse.
<the great explorers who crossed the vast expanses of the seven seas in small ships>
Origin and Etymology of expanse
New Latin expansum, from Latin, neuter of expansus, past participle of expandere
First Known Use: 1637
EXPANSE Defined for Kids
Definition of expanse for Students
: a wide area or stretch <an expanse of desert>
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