The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for Stretched
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stretch \Stretch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stretched; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Stretching.] [OE. strecchen, AS. streccan; akin to D.
     strekken, G. strecken, OHG. strecchen, Sw. str[aum]cka, Dan.
     straekke; cf. AS. straeck, strec, strong, violent, G. strack
     straight; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to E. strong. Cf.
     1. To reach out; to extend; to put forth.
        [1913 Webster]
              And stretch forth his neck long and small.
        [1913 Webster]
              I in conquest stretched mine arm.     --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a
        straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as,
        to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly.
        [1913 Webster]
              The ox hath therefore stretched his yoke in vain.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. To draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to
        stretch a tendon or muscle.
        [1913 Webster]
              Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve.  --Doddridge.
        [1913 Webster]
     6. To exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the
        truth; to stretch one's credit.
        [1913 Webster]
              They take up, one day, the most violent and
              stretched prerogative.                --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (of muscles) relieved of stiffness by stretching; "well-
             stretched muscles are less susceptible to injury"
      2: extended or spread over a wide area or distance; "broad
         fields lay stretched on both sides of us"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "stretched":
     aggrandized, amplified, ballyhooed, disproportionate, dragged out,
     drawn, drawn out, elongated, exaggerated, excessive, exorbitant,
     extended, extravagant, extreme, grandiloquent, high-flown,
     hyperbolic, inflated, inordinate, lengthened, magnified, overdone,
     overdrawn, overemphasized, overemphatic, overestimated, overgreat,
     overlarge, overpraised, oversold, overstated, overstressed,
     overwrought, prodigal, profuse, prolongated, prolonged, protracted,
     puffed, pulled, spun out, straggling, strained, stretched out,
     strung out, superlative, taut, tense, tight, touted

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229