What does the word expanse mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Expansible.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: noun

  • That which lies spread out; a vast continuous area.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Emile Zola