Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Stretch
  1. the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
  2. extension to or beyond the ordinary limit; "running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
  3. exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
  4. a straightaway section of a racetrack
  5. the capacity for being stretched
  6. a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
  7. an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
  8. extend one''s limbs or muscles, or the entire body; "Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
  9. extend one''s body or limbs; "Let''s stretch for a minute--we''ve been sitting here for over 3 hours"
  10. increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance; "stretch the soup by adding some more cream"; "extend the casserole with a little rice"
  11. become longer by being stretched and pulled; "The fabric stretches"
  12. make long or longer by pulling and stretching; "stretch the fabric"
  13. corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
  14. extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly; "Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
  15. pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
  16. lie down comfortably; "To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
  17. extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; "Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
  18. occupy a large, elongated area; "The park stretched beneath the train line"
  19. easily stretched; "stretch hosiery"
Similar Words: reach, reaching, stretching, stretchiness, stretchability, stint, extend, stretch out, elongate, adulterate, dilute, debase, unfold, stretch along

 

Hyponyms: outreach, pandiculation, homestretch, slack, spread-eagle, crane, stretch out, give, yield, water down, sophisticate, doctor, doctor up, pull back, draw

 

Grouped Verbs: adulterate, dilute, debase, extend

 

Part Meronyms: racetrack, racecourse, raceway, track

 

Derivational Morphology: stretch out, reach, reach out, elongate, extend, stretch along, extension, extensor muscle, extensor, stretching, reaching, stretchiness, stretchability, stretcher, elongation, adulteration, debasement, dilution, adulterant, adulterator

 

Anagrams: Chester

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 伸張   Dutch: strekken  
Esperanto: streĉi   Finnish: venyttää  
French: étendre   German: strecken  
Hungarian: kinyújtani   Italian: tendere  
Japanese: 伸ばす   Korean: 당기다  
Portuguese: esticar   Russian: вытягивать  
Spanish: estirar   Swedish: sträcka  
Telugu: సాగదీయు  
 
  Search Dictionary

Search the meaning and definition of over one hundred thousand words!
 
 
  
  Random Word
Bleriot means French aviator who in 1909 made the first flight across the English Channel (1872-1936); ... more
 
  Find words starting with:
   
A
B
C
   
D
E
F
   
G
H
I
   
J
K
L
   
M
N
O
   
P
Q
R
   
S
T
U
   
V
W
X
   
Y
Z
 
 
 
This page was created in 116.5 ms