The eagle expanded its wings.
Expanded his remarks afterward.
Air expands when heated. This critic's influence is expanding.
Expand on a favorite topic.
An example of expand is someone making friends at a party.
An example of expand is a pregnant woman's belly.
An example of expand is someone gathering more knowledge about a topic.
The chair expands to form a day bed.
Many materials expand when heated.
This compact umbrella expands to cover a large table.
Expanded her store by adding a second room.
The bird expanded its wings and flew off.
Origin of expand
- Middle English expanden to spread out from Latin expandere ex- ex- pandere to spread petə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition