Definitions for stretch
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stretch.
a large and unbroken expanse or distance
"a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
reach, reaching, stretchnoun
the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
a straightaway section of a racetrack
exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
extension to or beyond the ordinary limit
"running at full stretch"; "by no stretch of the imagination"; "beyond any stretch of his understanding"
an unbroken period of time during which you do something
"there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
stretch, stretchiness, stretchabilityadjective
the capacity for being stretched
having an elongated seating area
"a stretch limousine"
stretch, stretch alongverb
occupy a large, elongated area
"The park stretched beneath the train line"
extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body
"Stretch your legs!"; "Extend your right arm above your head"
unfold, stretch, stretch out, extendverb
extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
"Unfold the newspaper"; "stretch out that piece of cloth"; "extend the TV antenna"
become longer by being stretched and pulled
"The fabric stretches"
make long or longer by pulling and stretching
"stretch the fabric"
stretch, stretch outverb
lie down comfortably
"To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass"
pull in opposite directions
"During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"
extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly
"Stretch the limits"; "stretch my patience"; "stretch the imagination"
load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debaseverb
corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
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"
stretch, stretch outverb
extend one's body or limbs
"Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours"
An act of stretching.
The ability to lengthen when pulled.
That rubber band has quite a bit of stretch.
A course of thought which similarly diverts from 'straight' logic
A segment of a journey or route.
It was an easy trip except for the last stretch, which took forever.
A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it.
A long reach in the direction of the ball with a foot remaining on the base by a first baseman in order to catch the ball sooner.
A length of time
He did a 7-year stretch in jail.
To lengthen by pulling.
I stretched the rubber band until it almost broke.
To lengthen when pulled.
The rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point.
To pull tight.
First, stretch the skin over the frame of the drum.
To get more use than expected from a limited resource.
I managed to stretch my coffee supply a few more days.
To be inaccurate by exaggeration.
To say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.
To extend from limit point to limit point.
The beach stretches from Cresswell to Amble.
or To extend one's limbs or body in order to stretch the muscles.
To extend to a limit point
His mustache stretched all the way to his sideburns.
Etymology: From strecchen, from streccan, from strakjanan, from streg-. Cognate with strekken, strecken, strække, sträcka, strak, Albanian shtreq,shtrek. More at stark.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
At all her stretch her little wings she spread,
And with her feather’d arms embrac’d the dead:
Then flickering to his pallid lips, she strove
To print a kiss. John Dryden, Ceyx and Alcyo.
Disruption, as strong as they are, the bones would be in some danger of, upon a great and sudden stretch or contortion, if they were dry. John Ray, on the Creation.
He thought to swim the stormy main,
By stretch of arms the distant shore to gain. John Dryden, Æn.
Those put a lawful authority upon the stretch to the abuse of power, under the colour of prerogative. Roger L'Estrange.
Upon this alarm we made incredible stretches towards the South, to gain the fastnesses of Preston. Addison.
Quotations, in their utmost stretch, can signify no more than that Luther lay under severe agonies of mind. Francis Atterbury.
This is the utmost stretch that nature can,
And all beyond is fulsome, false, and vain. George Granville.
Etymology: strecan , Saxon; strecken, Dutch.
The stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land. Is. viii. 8.
Stretch thine hand unto the poor. Ecclus vii. 32.
Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand. Ex. vii. 19.
Leviathan on the deep,
Stretch’d like a promontory, sleeps. John Milton.
What more likely to stretch forth the heavens, and lay the foundation of the earth, than infinite power? John Tillotson.
This kiss, if it durst speak,
Would stretch thy spirits up into the air. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
So the stretch’d cord the skackl’d dancer tries. Smith.
Idolatry is a horrible sin, yet doth repentance stretch unto it. John Whitgift.
A third is like the former: a fourth? start eye!
What! will the line stretch out to th’ crack of doom? William Shakespeare.
This to rich Ophir’s rising morn is known,
And stretch’d out far to the burnt swarthy zone. Abraham Cowley.
Your dungeon stretching far and wide beneath. John Milton.
The inner membrane, that involved the liquors of the egg, because it would stretch and yield, remained unbroken. Boyle.
What an allay do we find to the credit of the most probable event, that is reported by one who uses to stretch? Gov. Tongue.
to reach out; to extend; to put forth
to draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope
to cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as, to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings
to make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly
to draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle
to exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the truth; to stretch one's credit
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
to extend or spread one's self, or one's limbs; as, the lazy man yawns and stretches
to be extended, or to bear extension, without breaking, as elastic or ductile substances
to strain the truth; to exaggerate; as, a man apt to stretch in his report of facts
to sail by the wind under press of canvas; as, the ship stretched to the eastward
act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination
a continuous line or surface; a continuous space of time; as, grassy stretches of land
the extent to which anything may be stretched
the reach or extent of a vessel's progress on one tack; a tack or board
course; direction; as, the stretch of seams of coal
Etymology: [OE. strecchen, AS. streccan; akin to D. strekken, G. strecken, OHG. strecchen, Sw. strcka, Dan. straekke; cf. AS. straeck, strec, strong, violent, G. strack straight; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to E. strong. Cf. Straight.]
Randy Walker, better known by his stage name Stretch, was an American rapper and producer.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strech, v.t. to extend: to draw out: to expand: to reach out: to exaggerate, strain, or carry further than is right: to cause to lie at full length: (slang) to hang.—v.i. to be drawn out: to be extended: to extend without breaking: to exaggerate.—n. act of stretching: effort: struggle: reach: extension: state of being stretched: utmost extent of meaning: course: one single uninterrupted sitting, turn, &c.: (slang) a year's imprisonment.—ns. Stretch′er, anything used for stretching, as gloves, hats, &c.: a frame on which a painter's canvas is stretched by means of wedges forced into the corners: a frame for carrying the sick or dead: a footboard for a rower; Stretch′er-bond, a method of building in which bricks or stones are laid lengthwise in successive courses, the joints of the one falling at the middle of that above and below; Stretch′ing-course, a course of bricks or stones having all the faces outward; Stretch′ing-frame, a machine for stretching cotton rovings before being spun into yarn: a frame on which starched fabrics are dried; Stretch′ing-ī′ron, a currier's tool for dressing leather.—adj. Stretch′y, apt to stretch too much: liable to stretch one's self from weariness. [A.S. streccan—strec, stræc, strong; cf. Ger. strack, straight.]
Stretch, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and supplies software configurable processors and development tools for compute-intensive applications. Its products include channel DVR add-in cards; channel capture cards; and DVR capture cards that provide video and audio capture, real-time display, and hardware compression features for DVR designers. The company also offers Stretch IDE, which provides an intuitive development flow, and focuses on programming and system configuration, as well as integrates compiler, debugger, assembler, profiler, linker, and editor tools under an intuitive graphical interface; Stretch reference design kits that are designed for the customers to evaluate a reference design and start the preliminary design of their own products; and Intelligent Encoder software development kit, a video processing and compression solution, which is optimized for the Stretch family of software configurable processors. Its products are used in security and surveillance, broadcast video, wireless communication, and industrial imaging applications. Stretch, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Sunnyvale, California with additional offices in Tokyo, Japan; and Krefeld, Germany.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A word frequently used instead of tack; as, "We shall make a good stretch."--To stretch. To sail by the wind under a crowd of canvas.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'stretch' in Nouns Frequency: #2223
Rank popularity for the word 'stretch' in Verbs Frequency: #419
The numerical value of stretch in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of stretch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Some of the many displaced from the recent fighting have come out to stretch their legs a little bit. They are in the streets. They are not moving far.
I didn’t really do anything at all today and I very easily could have won the tournament, i mean, good drive on 18, and I have a wedge in there and could be in this playoff just as easily. But a lot to build on a, lot of positives, and we got a big stretch coming up, so I’m excited for it.
Executive privilege is a very important separation of powers issue here, and I don't want to see the presidency weakened, do we want to stretch that thing out for months ? You know, going through legal process because the President will, and should, challenge those types of subpoenas.
More impactful freezing rainaccretion will be possible and this time stretch from northeast Oklahomato northern Kentucky.
Just more validation that I do belong out here, and honestly, I didn’t have my greatest stuff this week. Hit it amazing, but just putted pretty poorly until coming down the stretch.
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Translations for stretch
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- تمدد, تمتدArabic
- estirarCatalan, Valencian
- dehnen, ausleiern, strecken, Strecke, AbschnittGerman
- estirar, estirarse, extenderse, dar, estiramiento, tramo, elasticidad, trecho, estirónSpanish
- کش آمدنPersian
- venyttää, venytellä, pingottaa, venyä, venyttely, venyvyys, osuus, liioittelu, kimmoisuusFinnish
- s'étirer, s'étendre, étendre, étirementFrench
- sìnScottish Gaelic
- kifeszít, kinyújtHungarian
- 伸びる, 伸ばす, ストレッチJapanese
- 당기다, 뻗다Korean
- tendo, extendoLatin
- whakamakaka, hōkari, whakamākakakakaMāori
- strekken, rechttrekken, rekken, aanspannen, reiken, rekDutch
- tøye utNorwegian
- esticar, espreguiçar-sePortuguese
- extender, stender, tenderRomansh
- растянуться, вытянуться, растягивать, натягивать, вытянуть, вытягиваться, натянуть, вытягивать, растянуть, растягиваться, растя́жка, эласти́чность, растя́гивание, промежу́ток, уча́стокRussian
- సాగు, సాగదీయు, ఒళ్ళు విరుచుకొనుTelugu
- germek, uzamak, çekmek, gerilmek, yayılmak, gerinmek, uzanmak, uzatmak, esneklik, elastikiyet, gerinmeTurkish
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