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What does "Tract" mean?

Definition

(n.) A written discourse or dissertation, generally of short extent; a short treatise, especially on practical religion (v.) A region or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent; an area; as, an unexplored tract of sea (v.) Continued or protracted duration; length; extent (v.) Continuity or extension of anything; as, the tract of speech (v.) Something drawn out or extended; expanse (v.) The footprint of a wild beast (v.) Track; trace (v.) Traits; features; lineaments (v.) Treatment; exposition (v.) 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 (v. t.) To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact


Synonyms parcel, pamphlet, pathway, piece of land, parcel of land, nerve tract, piece of ground, nerve pathway


Word Family tracts