Ex·panse n. That which is expanded or spread out; a wide extent of space or body; especially, the arch of the sky. “The green expanse.”
Lights . . . high in the expanse of heaven. --Milton.
The smooth expanse of crystal lakes. --Pope.
Ex·panse, v. t. To expand. [Obs.]
That lies expansed unto the eyes of all. --Sir. T. Browne.
n 1: a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains" [syn: sweep]
2: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a
boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500
square feet in area" [syn: area, surface area]
3: a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky