• Stretched Definition & Synonyms
- (imp. & p. p.) of Stretch
• Stretch Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle.
- (v. t.) To cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as, to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings.
- (v. t.) To reach out; to extend; to put forth.
- (v. i.) To be extended; to be drawn out in length or in breadth, or both; to spread; to reach; as, the iron road stretches across the continent; the lake stretches over fifty square miles.
- (n.) The reach or extent of a vessels progress on one tack; a tack or board.
- (v. i.) To extend or spread ones self, or ones limbs; as, the lazy man yawns and stretches.
- (v. i.) To sail by the wind under press of canvas; as, the ship stretched to the eastward.
- (n.) Course; direction; as, the stretch of seams of coal.
- (v. t.) To draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope.
- (n.) The extent to which anything may be stretched.
- (v. i.) To strain the truth; to exaggerate; as, a man apt to stretch in his report of facts.
- (v. t.) To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly.
- (n.) Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination.
- (v. t.) To exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the truth; to stretch ones credit.
- (v. i.) To be extended, or to bear extension, without breaking, as elastic or ductile substances.
- (n.) A continuous line or surface; a continuous space of time; as, grassy stretches of land.