expanse

  • 1 expansé — expansé, ée [ ɛkspɑ̃se ] adj. • 1964; de expansion;cf. lat. expansus « déployé » ♦ Techn. Qui a subi une expansion (1o). Isoler des murs avec du polystyrène expansé. ● expansé, expansée adjectif Se dit de certaines matières plastiques possédant… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 expanse — expanse, amplitude, spread, stretch are comparable when they denote an area or range of considerable or conspicuous extent. Expanse is applied chiefly to vast areas open to view and usually uniform in character {pure as the expanse of Heaven… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Expanse — Ex*panse , n. [From L. expansus, p. p. of expandere. See {Expand}.] That which is expanded or spread out; a wide extent of space or body; especially, the arch of the sky. The green expanse. Savage. [1913 Webster] Lights . . . high in the expanse… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Expanse — Ex*panse , v. t. To expand. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That lies expansed unto the eyes of all. Sir. T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 expanse — index area (province), area (surface), caliber (measurement), coverage (scope), degree ( …

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  • 6 expanse — 1660s, from L. expansum, noun use of neut. of expansus, pp. of expandere (see EXPAND (Cf. expand)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 expanse — [n] large space, usually open amplitude, area, belt, breadth, compass, distance, domain, extension, extent, field, immensity, latitude, length, margin, orbit, plain, radius, range, reach, region, remoteness, room, scope, span, sphere, spread,… …

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  • 8 expanse — ► NOUN 1) a wide continuous area of something, typically land or sea. 2) the distance to which something expands or can be expanded …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 expanse — [ek spans′, ikspans′] n. [ME expans < L expansum, neut. pp. of expandere: see EXPAND] 1. a large, open area or unbroken surface; wide extent; great breadth 2. expansion …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 expanse — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ broad, endless, great, huge, infinite, large, limitless, long, vast, wide ▪ …

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  • 11 expanse — ex|panse [ıkˈspæns] n a very large area of water, sky, land etc expanse of ▪ an expanse of blue sky vast/wide/large etc expanse ▪ the vast expanse of the ocean …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 expanse — /ik spans /, n. 1. an uninterrupted space or area; a wide extent of anything: an expanse of water. 2. something that is spread out, esp. over a relatively large area: that great expanse, the sky. 3. expansion; extension: the wide expanse of… …

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  • 13 expanse — n. a broad, wide expanse * * * [ɪk spæns] wide expanse a broad …

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  • 14 expanse — [[t]ɪkspæ̱ns[/t]] expanses N COUNT: usu N of n An expanse of something, usually sea, sky, or land, is a very large amount of it. ...a vast expanse of grassland …

    English dictionary

  • 15 expanse — UK [ɪkˈspæns] / US noun [countable] Word forms expanse : singular expanse plural expanses a large area of land, water, or sky vast expanses of farmland …

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  • 16 expanse — /əkˈspæns / (say uhk spans), /ɛk / (say ek ) noun 1. that which is spread out, especially over a large area. 2. an uninterrupted space or area; a wide extent of anything: an expanse of water; an expanse of sky. 3. expansion; extension. {New Latin …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 expanse — noun Etymology: New Latin expansum, from Latin, neuter of expansus, past participle of expandere Date: 1637 1. firmament 2. great extent of something spread out < an expanse of calm ocean > …

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  • 18 expanse — noun an expanse of wheat and barley Syn: area, stretch, sweep, tract, swathe, belt, region; sea, carpet, blanket, sheet …

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  • 19 expanse — ex•panse [[t]ɪkˈspæns[/t]] n. 1) an uninterrupted space or area: an expanse of water[/ex] 2) the arch of the sky; firmament • Etymology: 1660–70; < L expānsum, n. use of neut. of expānsus, ptp. of expandere; see expand …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 expanse — noun a) A wide stretch, usually of sea, sky, or land. b) An amount of spread or stretch. See Also: expand, expansion …

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