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Definition of Expand

Expand

  1. To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves.
  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, 5.
  4. 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 Quotations

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don't contract them.
Barack Obama

Smart phones and social media expand our universe. We can connect with others or collect information easier and faster than ever.
Daniel Goleman

In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.
Michael Jordan

I guess I'm just an open-hearted, fair, good person. I try to encourage people to be their best and look inside themselves and find out what they are passionate about and expand on that and enjoy life.
Miranda Kerr

If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.
Les Brown
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Expand Translations

expand in German is ausdehnen, erweitern
expand in Italian is ampliare, stendere, espandere
expand in Latin is dilato
expand in Norwegian is utbre, utvide
expand in Spanish is acgrandar, espaciar
expand in Swedish is expandera, utvidga, utbreda
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