What is expanse?

  • (noun): A wide scope.
    Synonyms: sweep
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on expanse:

Rammachgau - Expanse
... The area of settlement of the Rammachgau was marked by natural borders except to the north ... The populated areas were all in, or in close proximity to, the valleys of the rivers Riß, Rottum and Rot ...
List Of Star Trek Regions Of Space - Delphic Expanse - History of The Expanse
... The Triannons called the Expanse the "Chosen Realm", and formed a religion around the spheres and the mythology of their creation ... starship Enterprise from 2154 became stranded in the Expanse ... In about 2133, a group of Klingons entered the Expanse, but returned anatomically inverted (and still alive) ...
Expanse, Saskatchewan - Published Works
... Society, 1980 Note Subtitle on cover A history of Lake Johnston and Sutton R.M.'s, Expanse, Dunkirk, Bishopric, Mitchellton, Ardill, Mossbank, Vantage, Ettington, Mazenod ...
List Of Star Trek Regions Of Space - Nekrit Expanse
... The Nekrit Expanse was a vast unpopulated nebular region in the Delta Quadrant, several thousand light years across ... As a result of its size, the Expanse functioned as a natural barrier, limiting contact between species on either side of the cloud ... USS Voyager entered the expanse in 2373 ...
Guangdong - Name
... "Guang" itself means "expanse" or "vast", and has been associated with the region since the creation of Guang Prefecture in AD 226 ... "Guangdong" and neighbouring Guangxi literally mean "expanse east" and "expanse west" ...

More definitions of "expanse":

  • (noun): The extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary.
    Synonyms: area, surface area
  • (noun): A wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky.

Famous quotes containing the word expanse:

    Let us, then, take our compass; we are something, and we are not everything. The nature of our existence hides from us the knowledge of first beginnings which are born of the nothing; and the littleness of our being conceals from us the sight of the infinite. Our intellect holds the same position in the world of thought as our body occupies in the expanse of nature.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    It is only when we are very happy that we can bear to gaze merrily upon the vast and limitless expanse of water, rolling on and on with such persistent, irritating monotony, to the accompaniment of our thoughts, whether grave or gay. When they are gay, the waves echo their gaiety; but when they are sad, then every breaker, as it rolls, seems to bring additional sadness, and to speak to us of hopelessness and of the pettiness of all our joys.
    Emmuska, Baroness Orczy (1865–1947)

    It is an agreeable change to cross a lake, after you have been shut up in the woods, not only on account of the greater expanse of water, but also of sky. It is one of the surprises which Nature has in store for the traveler in the forest. To look down, in this case, over eighteen miles of water, was liberating and civilizing even.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)