expand (Meaning)

Wordnet

expand (v)

extend in one or more directions

become larger in size or volume or quantity

make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity

grow vigorously

exaggerate or make bigger

add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

expand the influence of

Webster

expand (v. t.)

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

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.

To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See Expansion, 5.

Webster

expand (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.

expand Sentence Examples

  1. The company expanded its operations into a new market, significantly increasing its customer base.
  2. The student expanded their knowledge by taking additional courses and reading voraciously.
  3. The city limits expanded outwards as the population grew and new suburbs were developed.
  4. The economy expanded rapidly, creating new jobs and boosting overall prosperity.
  5. The child's imagination expanded as they played with building blocks and created fantastical worlds.
  6. The boundaries of the park were expanded to include a new nature reserve, providing additional recreational opportunities.
  7. The school curriculum expanded to offer more electives, allowing students to explore their interests.
  8. The research project expanded in scope to investigate additional variables, leading to a more comprehensive understanding.
  9. The family expanded with the arrival of a new baby, bringing joy and love into their lives.
  10. The charity expanded its services to provide support to an underserved community, making a positive impact on people's lives.

FAQs About the word expand

extend in one or more directions, become larger in size or volume or quantity, make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity, grow vigorously, exaggerate or

develop, supplement, elaborate (on),enlarge (on or upon), dilate (on or upon), amplify, complement, flesh (out), run on,add (to)

condense, condense, contract,shorten, contract, shorten,compress, abridge, abbreviate, outline

The company expanded its operations into a new market, significantly increasing its customer base.

The student expanded their knowledge by taking additional courses and reading voraciously.

The city limits expanded outwards as the population grew and new suburbs were developed.

The economy expanded rapidly, creating new jobs and boosting overall prosperity.