expanse expanse  /ɪk ˈspæns/


  1. (n) a wide scope
  2. (n) the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
  3. (n) a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky



  1. Here's a mental exercise: picture a tropical paradise lost in an endless expanse of cerulean ocean.
  2. Here's a mental exercise for you: picture a tropical paradise lost in an endless expanse of cerulean ocean.
  3. Zac is in every scene; he recites Shakespeare, falls in love, discovers the expanse of the world, sees it suddenly collapse upon him and then goes back to high school.


  1. Reds 4, Pirates 1

    By Travis Sawchik, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review CINCINNATI — Great American Ball Park is not a favorable venue for any pitcher. And it is a particularly unwelcoming expanse for a weakened staff ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  2. Cross-Gen Games Put Next-Gen Foot Forward At E3

    One of the biggest questions we've gotten from readers is whether upgrading to next-generation hardware will be worth the investment at launch. Unsurprisingly, publishers didn't take up valuable booth space to give us the answer. Across the expanse of the Los Angeles Convention Center, we only found one game running on different sets of hardware: DC Universe Online . That title has seen a ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Game Informer

  3. Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news

    In all the rush of music, food and people watching there was a ceremony in a quiet area of the Eastgate Mall Wednesday. Tucked into an edge of a vast expanse of asphalt is the Brainerd Mission Cemetery. It is the last visible evidence of a community that thrived in that area in the early 1800’s.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Chattanoogan


  1. "From the cockpit, the expanse of the continent took my breath away," Mr Garrett said. "To see the icebergs, the small amount of settlement here and nothing as far as you could see in every direction and then this runway appears as if from...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Peter Garrett Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Fundamentally, the entire country was one big ammo dump," Gates said. "We're doing our best to try and find them, but given the expanse of the country and all the other tasks which the military is trying to carry out there, it'sa huge task."
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Robert Gates Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "If you think about this expanse of time and what has happened in that period of time -- we have had a man land on the moon, the Internet, the Berlin Wall fall and we have had 10 US presidents," McCormack said.
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Sean McCormack Source: Reuters UK

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