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According to WordNet, the verb "expand" has 7 sense(s).
200541163 make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing".
200955601 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".
200264386 exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated".
200257269 become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly".
200310386 grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming".
200540946 expand the influence of; "The King extended his rule to the Eastern part of the continent".
202077148 extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands".
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