Expansive is all about being able to grow or get larger. An expansive piece of land is large, an expansive mind is one that is always thinking of the big picture, an expansive vocabulary is one that holds lots of words.

Warning: don't confuse expansive, "large," with expensive, "high priced." They differ by only one letter but mean very different things. A Big Mac may contain what McDonald's advertizes as an expansive all-beef patty, but it isn't expensive food.

Definitions of expansive
  1. adjective
    able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
    Expansive materials”
    “the expansive force of fire”
    capable of being distended; able to stretch and expand
    cavernous, erectile
    filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
    expandable, expandible, expansible
    able to expand or be expanded
    designed to be filled with air or gas
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    showing no tendency to expand
  2. adjective
    of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
    “an expansive lifestyle”
    synonyms: grand, heroic
    making a strong or vivid impression
  3. adjective
    friendly and open and willing to talk
    synonyms: talkative
    communicative, communicatory
    able or tending to communicate
  4. adjective
    marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur
    characterized by an exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
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