- Expansive Ex*pan"sive ([e^]ks*p[a^]n"s[i^]v), a. [Cf. F.
1. Having a capacity or tendency to expand or dilate;
diffusive; of much expanse; wide-extending; as, the
expansive force of heat; the expansive quality of air.
[WordNet sense 1]
His forehead was broad and expansive. --Prescott.
3. of much expanse; wide-extending; as, an expansive view of the mountains. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.