expand

[ ik-spand ]SEE DEFINITION OF expand

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPAND

I breathed freely, and my form seemed to expand itself with buoyant life.

Not being a knowledge of the whole truth it should be humble, tolerant, and eager to expand.

Surely it is much better to let their natural affections have time to expand.

Your heart will expand; your manly strength will increase a hundredfold.

It is recognized that brick will expand and contract with changes in temperature.

He has used man's highways and cars by means of which to expand his area.

Then, how I would toil, toil, prune and expand his feeble ideas!

And where it had been incapable of expansion, it slowly began to expand.

They should be placed so that the cane is able to expand as it grows.

Why could it not expand before you pumped the air out from around it?

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "spread out, spread flat," from Anglo-French espaundre, Middle French espandre and directly from Latin expandere "to spread out, unfold, expand," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pandere "to spread, stretch" (see pace (n.)). Sense of "grow larger" first recorded 1640s. Related: Expanded; expanding.

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