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expanse

An expanse is a huge area you can look at all at once. If you climb to the top of a mountain, suggest that your fellow climbers take time to admire the expanse of trees below.

Expanse looks like the word expand. Both come from the Latin word expandere, meaning "to spread out, unfold." But where did expandere come from? Ex- means "out" and pandere means "spread or stretch." So an expanse is something that seems to unfold before your eyes, or to put it another way, something that stretches out as far as the eye can see.

Definitions of expanse
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n a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky

Types:
sheet
any broad thin expanse or surface
stretch
a large and unbroken expanse or distance
slack, slack water
a stretch of water without current or movement
Type of:
space
an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)

n a wide scope

Synonyms:
sweep
Type of:
ambit, compass, orbit, range, reach, scope
an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

n the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary

Synonyms:
area, surface area
Types:
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acreage, land area
an area of ground used for some particular purpose (such as building or farming)
footprint
the area taken up by some object
erasure
a surface area where something has been erased
blank space, place, space
a blank area
space
one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff
balk, baulk
the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
plane section, section
(geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid
margin
the blank space that surrounds the text on a page
indent, indentation, indention, indenture
the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
cross section
a section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis
Type of:
extent
the distance or area or volume over which something extends

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