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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expanse  \Ex*panse"\,  v.  t. 
  To  expand.  [Obs.] 
 
  That  lies  expansed  unto  the  eyes  of  all  --Sir.  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expanse  \Ex*panse"\,  n.  [From  L.  expansus  p.  p.  of  expandere. 
  See  {Expand}.] 
  That  which  is  expanded  or  spread  out  a  wide  extent  of  space 
  or  body;  especially,  the  arch  of  the  sky.  ``The  green 
  expanse.''  --Savage. 
 
  Lights  .  .  .  high  in  the  expanse  of  heaven.  --Milton. 
 
  The  smooth  expanse  of  crystal  lakes.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expanse 
  n  1:  a  wide  scope;  "the  sweep  of  the  plains"  [syn:  {sweep}] 
  2:  the  extent  of  a  2-dimensional  surface  enclosed  within  a 
  boundary;  "the  area  of  a  rectangle";  "it  was  about  500 
  square  feet  in  area"  [syn:  {area},  {surface  area}] 
  3:  a  wide  and  open  space  or  area  as  of  surface  or  land  or  sky 
  [syn:  {extent}] 




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