Definition of Expand

1. Verb. Extend in one or more directions. "The dough expands"

Exact synonyms: Spread Out
Generic synonyms: Grow
Specialized synonyms: Dispread, Bush Out
Antonyms: Contract
Derivative terms: Expandible, Expandible, Expansible, Expansible, Expansive



2. Verb. Become larger in size or volume or quantity. "His business expanded rapidly"
Generic synonyms: Grow
Specialized synonyms: Balloon, Billow, Inflate, Intumesce, Swell, Swell Up, Tumefy, Tumesce
Derivative terms: Expandible, Expandible, Expansible, Expansible, Expansive

3. Verb. Make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity. "Expand the house by adding another wing"
Generic synonyms: Enlarge
Specialized synonyms: Develop, Blow Up, Inflate
Derivative terms: Expandible, Expansible, Expansive

4. Verb. Grow vigorously. "The business is going to expand "; "Business is booming"
Exact synonyms: Boom, Flourish, Thrive
Specialized synonyms: Revive, Luxuriate
Generic synonyms: Grow
Derivative terms: Boom, Expansible

5. Verb. Exaggerate or make bigger. "The charges were inflated"
Exact synonyms: Amplify, Blow Up, Inflate
Generic synonyms: Increase
Specialized synonyms: Puff Up
Derivative terms: Expansive

6. Verb. Add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing. "They expand that there was a traffic accident "; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

7. Verb. Expand the influence of. "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent"
Exact synonyms: Extend
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Related verbs: Broaden, Extend, Widen
Derivative terms: Expandible, Expansive

Definition of Expand

1. v. t. To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves.

2. v. i. To become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals expand by heat; the heart expands with joy.

Definition of Expand

1. Verb. (transitive) To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something). ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To express (something) at length and/or in detail. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) (algebra) To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To (be) change(d) from a smaller form/size to a larger one. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To (be) increase(d) in extent, number, volume or scope. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To speak or write at length or in detail. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To feel generous or optimistic. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive algebra) To be rewritten as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Expand

1. to increase in size or volume [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Expand

1. To become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals expand by heat; the heart expands with joy. 1. To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves. "Then with expanded wings he steers his flight." (Milton) 2. To cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; opposed to contract; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence. 3. To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See Expansion. Origin: L. Expandere, expansum; ex out + pandere to spread out, to throw open; perh. Akin to E. Patent. Cf. Spawn. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expand

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Literary usage of Expand

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1. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"expand, in Latin expando, compounded of ex and pando, to spread, from the Greek <f>aivw, to appear or show, signifying to set forth or lay open to view by ..."

2. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"BILL TENDED TO expand STATB BANE ... and they were thus tempted to expand their loans and issue their own bills to a dangerous extent. ..."

3. Higher Algebra: A Sequel to Elementary Algebra for Schools by Henry Sinclair Hall, Samuel Ratcliffe Knight (1894)
"expand (2 + 3s)—' to four terms. 182. In finding the general term we must now use the formula n(nI)(n-2) (nr + 1) r IT written in full ; for the symbol *GT ..."

4. New Elementary Algebra: Containing the Rudiments of the Science for Schools by Horatio Nelson Robinson (1875)
"expand (m + z)(m + 2). Ans. m? + 2mz -f z3. 11. expand (2a — c) (2a — c). ... expand (4a + |z) (4a + £B 16a8 NOTE. — The square of a binomial may be ..."

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