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Definition 1: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where expanse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the area of a rectangle
  • it was about 500 square feet in area

Synonyms for expanse in the sense of this definition

(expanse is a kind of ...) the distance or area or volume over which something extends

"the vast extent of the desert" "an orchard of considerable extent"

(... is a kind of expanse ) an area of ground used for some particular purpose (such as building or farming)

"he wanted some acreage to build on"

(... is a kind of expanse ) the area taken up by some object

"the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches"

(... is a kind of expanse ) a surface area where something has been erased

"another word had been written over the erasure"

(... is a kind of expanse ) a blank area

"write your name in the space provided"

(... is a kind of expanse ) one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff

"the spaces are the notes F-A-C-E"

(... is a kind of expanse ) the area on a billiard table behind the balkline

"a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"

(... is a kind of expanse ) (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid

Definition 2: a wide scope - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where expanse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sweep of the plains

Synonyms for expanse in the sense of this definition

(expanse is a kind of ...) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

"the range of a supersonic jet" "a piano has a greater range than the human voice" "the ambit of municipal legislation" "within the compass of this article" "within the scope of an investigation" "outside the reach of the law" "in the political orbit of a world power"

Definition 3: a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky - [noun denoting object]

(expanse is a kind of ...) an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)

"the architect left space in front of the building" "they stopped at an open space in the jungle" "the space between his teeth"

(... is a kind of expanse ) any broad thin expanse or surface

"a sheet of ice"

(... is a kind of expanse ) a large and unbroken expanse or distance

"a stretch of highway" "a stretch of clear water"

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