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.

Lights . . . high in the expanse of heaven. Milton.

The smooth expanse of crystal lakes. Pope.

 

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Ex*panse", v. t.

To expand.

[Obs.]

That lies expansed unto the eyes of all. Sir. T. Browne.

 

© Webster 1913.

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