Definition of expansive
1 : having a capacity or a tendency to expand
2 : causing or tending to cause expansion
3a : characterized by high spirits, generosity, or readiness to talk : open grew expansive after dinnerb : marked by or indicative of exaggerated euphoria and delusions of self-importance an expansive patient
5 : characterized by richness, abundance, or magnificence expansive living expansive taste
Examples of expansive in a Sentence
He was unusually expansive at the press conference.
She was in an expansive mood.
The law was expansive in its scope.
a more expansive treatment of the topic
the hotel's expansive dining room
The house has expansive views of the valley.
Recent Examples of expansive from the Web
The suburban outpost will occupy 9,000 square feet and will feature seafood (natch), pizzas and an expansive selection of wines and cocktails.
While a window has been opened into the site’s expansive history, the area remains mysterious.
The expansive open floor plan blends the family room and formal dining room creating a great space for entertaining.
Neighbors Judy and Steve Hill have an elevated view of the course, with an expansive upper deck and walkout lower level onto a pool deck.
The 4,000 square-foot main house's expansive grounds include a Zen garden sanctuary with Koi pond, waterfall and meandering watercourse.
Here’s a look at Kushner’s expansive role in the Trump administration.
Get a glass of that, or any of the high-wire-act cocktails that always, beguilingly, seem to work—a mole mezcal manhattan; a mushroom old-fashioned; drinks with kale or celery juice—and then head outside to the expansive courtyard.
Bono's first whoa-oh’s seem to echo around the earth, such is the expansive void of this roofless venue.
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First Known Use of expansive
EXPANSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of expansive for English Language Learners
: talking a lot
: covering or including many things : very broad or wide
: covering a large space or area
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