- an uninterrupted space or area; a wide extent of anything: an expanse of water.
- something that is spread out, especially over a relatively large area: that great expanse, the sky.
- expansion; extension: the wide expanse of scientific knowledge.
large space, usually open
- I looked around at the expanse of dunes below me, their proportions and distances distorted by the harsh sun.
- Finally, I looked out my window into a beautiful little valley with what seemed to be the perfect expanse of wetland.
- These strikes caused dozens of fires from Santa Cruz to Half Moon Bay, a forested, mountainous expanse, and came to be known as the CZU Lightning Complex fire.
- Meanwhile, SkyCool Systems of Mountain View, California, has developed essentially high-tech mirrors that can cast heat into the cold expanses of space, taking advantage of a natural phenomenon known as radiative cooling.
- Advocates decry the amount, saying it’s too low compared with the profit SDG&E makes off the vast expanse of electric poles, wires and natural gas lines each year.
- Kim Novak runs away from James Stewart, across an expanse of field.
- The party sequence in Notorious begins with a wide shot from high above the top of the stairs, all glittering expanse below.
- Tokyo Bay is “a black expanse where gulls wheeled above drifting shoals of white Styrofoam.”
- Using UpToDate as the ur-text, though, gets into a vast expanse of gray zone, with some assertions evidence-based but many not.
- To the north lay the wide expanse of Samburu land, and its mighty Ewaso Ngiro river.
- When it cleared, the valley was a solid expanse of white, and the stars shone out as if in an Arctic sky.
- The expanse, apparently so limitless, open to her view, invited her fancy to a range equally boundless.
- Here a palace with low portals extended its ponderous expanse; it was the palace of King Loc.
- This in turn will go through its process of retreat until the former expanse of waters disappears.
- What more natural term, then, to apply to a spot of land standing alone in the midst of an expanse of water than an eye of land?