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Tract meaning

tract - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. a bundle of mylenated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
  2. 2. A written discourse or dissertation, generally of short extent; a short treatise, especially on practical religion.
  3. 3. Something drawn out or extended; expanse.
  4. 4. A region or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent; an area; as, an unexplored tract of sea.
  5. 5. Traits; features; lineaments.
  6. 6. The footprint of a wild beast.
  7. 7. Track; trace.
  8. 8. Treatment; exposition.
  9. 9. Continuity or extension of anything; as, the tract of speech.
  10. 10. Continued or protracted duration; length; extent.
  11. 11. To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact.
  12. 12. Verses of Scripture sung at Mass, instead of the Alleluia, from Septuagesima Sunday till the Saturday befor Easter; - so called because sung tractim, or without a break, by one voice, instead of by many as in the antiphons.
  13. 13. Region of indefinite extent; short treatise.

tract - examples of usage

  1. The indirect bearing of this tract is obvious. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. Infection by way of digestive tract is also probable. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. If I had not seen the tract of dark blue water in the north- east, I might have imagined that this island stretched as far into the east and north as it did in the south and west. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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