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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel(noun)

    an extended area of land

  2. tract(noun)

    a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose

  3. tract, pamphlet(noun)

    a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet

  4. nerve pathway, tract, nerve tract, pathway(noun)

    a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tract(noun)

    a written discourse or dissertation, generally of short extent; a short treatise, especially on practical religion

  2. Tract

    something drawn out or extended; expanse

  3. Tract

    a region or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent; an area; as, an unexplored tract of sea

  4. Tract

    traits; features; lineaments

  5. Tract

    the footprint of a wild beast

  6. Tract

    track; trace

  7. Tract

    treatment; exposition

  8. Tract

    continuity or extension of anything; as, the tract of speech

  9. Tract

    continued or protracted duration; length; extent

  10. Tract

    verses of Scripture sung at Mass, instead of the Alleluia, from Septuagesima Sunday till the Saturday befor Easter; -- so called because sung tractim, or without a break, by one voice, instead of by many as in the antiphons

  11. Tract(verb)

    to trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact


  1. Tract

    The tract is part of the proper of the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist for many Christian denominations, which is used instead of the Alleluia during Lenten or pre-Lenten seasons, in a Requiem Mass, and on a few other penitential occasions, when the joyousness of an Alleluia is deemed inappropriate. Tracts are not, however, necessarily sorrowful. The name apparently derives from either the drawn-out style of singing or the continuous structure without a refrain. There is evidence, however, that the earliest performances were sung responsorially, and it is probable that these were dropped at an early age. In their final form, tracts are a series of psalm verses; rarely a complete psalm, but all of the verses from the same psalm. They are restricted to only two modes, the second and the eighth. The melodies follow centonization patterns more strongly than anywhere else in the repertoire; a typical tract is almost exclusively a succession of such formulas. The cadences are nearly always elaborate melismas. Tracts with multiple verses are some of the longest chants in the Liber Usualis.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tract

    trakt, n. something drawn out or extended: continued duration: a region, area: a short treatise: an anthem sung instead of the Alleluia after the gradual, or instead of it, from Septuagesima till Easter-eve.—n. Tractabil′ity, quality or state of being tractable: docility.—adj. Trac′table, easily drawn, managed, or taught: docile.—n. Trac′tableness.—adv. Trac′tably.—n. Trac′tate, a treatise, tract.—adj. Trac′tile, that may be drawn out.—ns. Tractil′ity, the quality of being tractile: ductility; Trac′tion, act of drawing or state of being drawn; Trac′tion-en′gine, a steam vehicle for hauling heavy weights along a road, &c.—adj. Trac′tive, that draws or pulls.—ns. Trac′tor, that which draws, esp. in pl. metallic tractors, two bars of iron and of steel, drawn over diseased parts of the body to give supposed relief; Tractorā′tion, the use of metallic tractors in medicine. [L. tractus, pa.p. of trahĕre, to draw.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tract in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tract in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of tract in a Sentence

  1. Thais Aliabadi:

    Inability to fully empty the bladder, blockages in the urinary tract, and anatomical defects.

  2. Kristine Arthur:

    Sugar tends to pull fluid out of the GI tract, which can lead to loose, watery stools and diarrhea.

  3. Cynthia Sass:

    The soluble fiber in beans binds to cholesterol in the GI tract, which prevents it from being absorbed in the blood.

  4. Cynthia Sass:

    Vitamin D helps absorb calcium from the GI tract into the blood and helps maintain a normal calcium level in the blood.

  5. Celine Sciamma:

    Obviously there's a political dimension as in any film, and I am upfront about it, but the film isn't a political tract.

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