Expand Ex*pand", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expanding}.] [L. expandere, expansum; ex out + pandere to spread out, to throw open; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. {Spawn}.] 1. To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves. [1913 Webster]

Then with expanded wings he steers his flight. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. (Math.) To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See {Expansion}, 5. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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