Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun

That which lies spread out; a vast continuous area.

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Usage examples "expanse":

  1. Course, north and north- west, over the vast expanse mentioned yesterday. - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
  2. Vaguely I could discern the black bank of the trees and the lighter expanse of the moor, for the moon was behind the clouds. - "The Hound of the Baskervilles", A. Conan Doyle.
  3. Thence the whole expanse spread out before them, from the little pavilion where they dwelt to the distant village of Janville. - "Fruitfulness Fecondite", Emile Zola.