What does stretching mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stretching(noun)

    act of expanding by lengthening or widening

  2. stretch, stretching(noun)

    exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

Wiktionary

  1. stretching(Noun)

    A form of physical exercise in which a specific skeletal muscle (or muscle group) is deliberately elongated to its fullest length in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle tone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stretching

    of Stretch

  2. Stretching

    a. & n. from Stretch, v

Freebase

  1. Stretching

    Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. Stretching is also used therapeutically to alleviate cramps. In its most basic form, stretching is a natural and instinctive activity; it is performed by humans and many animals. It can be accompanied by yawning. Stretching often occurs instinctively after waking from sleep, after long periods of inactivity, or after exiting confined spaces and areas. Increasing flexibility through stretching is one of the basic tenets of physical fitness. It is common for athletes to stretch before and after exercise in order to reduce injury and increase performance. Hatha yoga involves the stretching of major muscle groups, some of which require a high level of flexibility to perform, for example the lotus position. Stretching can strengthen muscles, and in turn strong muscles are important to stretching safely and effectively. Stretching can be dangerous when performed incorrectly. There are many techniques for stretching in general, but depending on which muscle group is being stretched, some techniques may be ineffective or detrimental, even to the point of causing permanent damage to the tendons, ligaments and muscle fiber. The physiological nature of stretching and theories about the effect of various techniques are therefore subject to heavy inquiry.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stretching in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stretching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott:

    We're certainly stretching our resources.

  2. Pat Schloss:

    It's really helpful in stretching our concept of what is the human microbiome.

  3. Jimmy Fallon:

    Don't Keep reaching for the stars because you'll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason

  4. Sinan Ulgen:

    Secondly, there was the fear that the expansion of the PYD could ultimately establish a Kurdish territory stretching from Iraq to the Mediterranean. These two dynamics forced Turkey's hand.

  5. Jason Abrams:

    You go in, right, you’re tight, and you’re tense. You start going through the motions, and the poses, and stretching out, then when you’re done, you’re like, ‘I feel excellent.’.

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