Expanse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspæns|  American pronunciation of the word expanse
Brit.  |ɪkˈspans|  British pronunciation of the word expanse


- a wide scope (syn: sweep)
- the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary (syn: area)
- a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky


The explorer gazed across the vast Arctic expanse.

...the great explorers who crossed the vast expanses of the seven seas in small ships...

Moon and stars are silvering in the blue expanse.

the vast expanse of the ocean

...the illimitable expanse of the universe...

...the fields in the valley are newly carpeted in an expanse of untrodden snow...

Looking across the vast expanse, with the wide blue sky vaulted over it.

She looked over the expanse of land

Word forms

singular: expanse
plural: expanses
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