What does the word expansive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Expansively.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Capable of enlarging; causing or marked by expansion; broad.

Usage examples for expansive

  1. You managed it on the expansive principle. – All's for the Best by T. S. Arthur
  2. He greeted the youths with a manner meant to exhibit the expansive heart of a country gentleman. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  3. The rocks are of primitive granite, and appear to have been upheaved to the surface by some internal expansive force, and have an inclination from east to west of 25 degrees. – The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1 by William Finden