Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun expanse

3 senses of expanse

Sense 1
sweep, expanse -- (a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains")
       => scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit -- (an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power")

Sense 2
area, expanse, surface area -- (the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area")
       => extent -- (the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent")

Sense 3
expanse -- (a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky)
       => space -- (an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things); "the architect left space in front of the building"; "they stopped at an open space in the jungle"; "the space between his teeth")

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