Associations to the word «Expand»

Wiktionary

EXPAND, verb. (transitive) To change (something) from a smaller form and/or size to a larger one.
EXPAND, verb. (transitive) To increase the extent, number, volume or scope of (something).
EXPAND, verb. (transitive) To express (something) at length and/or in detail.
EXPAND, verb. (transitive) (algebra) To rewrite (an expression) as a longer, yet equivalent sum of terms.
EXPAND, verb. (transitive) (arithmetic) To multiply both the numerator and the denominator of a fraction by the same natural number yielding a fraction of equal value
EXPAND, verb. (intransitive) To (be) change(d) from a smaller form/size to a larger one.
EXPAND, verb. (intransitive) To (be) increase(d) in extent, number, volume or scope.
EXPAND, verb. (intransitive) To speak or write at length or in detail.
EXPAND, verb. (intransitive) To feel generous or optimistic.

Dictionary definition

EXPAND, verb. Extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands".
EXPAND, verb. Become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly".
EXPAND, verb. Make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing".
EXPAND, verb. Grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming".
EXPAND, verb. Exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated".
EXPAND, verb. Add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation".
EXPAND, verb. Expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke