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Expanse meaning

expanse - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. That which is expanded or spread out; a wide extent of space or body; especially, the arch of the sky.
  2. 2. To expand.
  3. 3. Wide extent; broad space.

expanse - examples of usage

  1. It was plain that in the scramble to save the lives of the hotel guests there had been no time to save the building, and when the young girls turned the corner of the roof and looked for a moment across the broad expanse of ocean not a hundred yards away it seemed to them that they were alone in the whole world.
  2. The yacht lay in a dead calm, her canvas idly flapping for want of more useful employment, while every spar and rope was reflected in the mirror- like surface of the watery expanse; yet she was not immovable, for the current which runs in at the mouth of the Mediterranean was sending her on at the rate of some knots an hour, over the ground pretty well in her direct course.
  3. Beyond, spread out before them, was the broad expanse of its superb harbour, capable of containing all the fleet of France.
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