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Latin expānsum from neuter past participle of expandere to spread out expand
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin expandō.
There is a wide expanse of sandy shore, and bathing is excellent.
The promenade of Hamilton Terrace commands a fine view of the broad expanse of the Haven with its various towns and forts.
On the horizon you could see an endless expanse of emptiness.
The morning dawned upon a boundless expanse of sea.
Standing partitions broke up areas of the expanse.
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