from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wide and open extent, as of surface, land, or sky.
- n. Expansion.
- n. The distance or amount of expansion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wide stretch, usually of sea, sky, or land.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is expanded or spread out; a wide extent of space or body; especially, the arch of the sky.
- transitive v. To expand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Expanded; spread out.
- Separate; single: said especially of years in old planetary tables.
- n. Spatial or superficial extension; an uninterrupted stretch or area, especially one of considerable extent.
- n. Specifically In zoology, the extent or stretch of wing; the distance from tip to tip when the wings, as of an insect or a bird, are fully expanded. Also called alar expanse or extent.
- n. Enlargement; extension; expansion.
- n. Synonyms See extent.
- To expand; stretch out.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
- n. a wide scope
- n. a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky
Latin expānsum, from neuter past participle of expandere, to spread out; see expand.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin expandō. (Wiktionary)