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TRACT, n. [L. tractus; traho.]

1. Something drawn out or extended.

2. A region, or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent. We may apply tract to the sandy and barren desert of Syria and Arabia, or to the narrow vales of Italy and Sardinia. We say, a rich tract of land in Connecticut or Ohio, a stony tract, or a mountainous tract. We apply tract to a single farm, or to a township or state.

3. A treatise; a written discourse or dissertation of indefinite length, but generally not of great extent.

4. In hunting, the trace or footing of a wild beast.

5. Treatment; exposition. [Not in use.]

6. Track. [Not in use.]

7. Continuity or extension of any thing; as a tract of speech. [Not much used.]

8. Continued or protracted duration; length; extend; as a long tract of time.

TRACT, v.t. To trace out; to draw out. [Not in use.]




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TRACT, n. [L. tractus; traho.]

1. Something drawn out or extended.

2. A region, or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent. We may apply tract to the sandy and barren desert of Syria and Arabia, or to the narrow vales of Italy and Sardinia. We say, a rich tract of land in Connecticut or Ohio, a stony tract, or a mountainous tract. We apply tract to a single farm, or to a township or state.

3. A treatise; a written discourse or dissertation of indefinite length, but generally not of great extent.

4. In hunting, the trace or footing of a wild beast.

5. Treatment; exposition. [Not in use.]

6. Track. [Not in use.]

7. Continuity or extension of any thing; as a tract of speech. [Not much used.]

8. Continued or protracted duration; length; extend; as a long tract of time.

TRACT, v.t. To trace out; to draw out. [Not in use.]


TRACT, n. [L. tractus; It. tratto; Fr. trait; from L. traho, Fr. traire, to draw.]

  1. Something drawn out or extended.
  2. A region, or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent. We may apply tract to the sandy and barren desert of Syria and Arabia, or to the narrow vales of Italy and Sardinia. We say, a rich tract of land in Connecticut or Ohio, a stony tract, or a mountainous tract. We apply tract to a single farm, or to a township or state.
  3. A treatise; a written discourse or dissertation of indefinite length, but generally not of great extent.
  4. In hunting, the trace or footing of a wild beast. Cyc.
  5. Treatment; exposition. [Not in use.] Shak.
  6. Track. [Not in use.]
  7. Continuity or extension of any thing; as, a tract of speech. [Not much used.]
  8. Continued or protracted duration; length; extent; as, a long tract of time. Milton.

TRACT, v.t.

To trace out; to draw out. [Not in use.]


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

    The church clergy at that time writ the best collection of tracts against popery that ever appeared. Swift.

    Tracts for the Times. See Tractarian.

  2. Something drawn out or extended; expanse.

    "The deep tract of hell." Milton.
  3. To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact.

    [Obs.] Spenser. B. Jonson.
  4. A region or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent; an area; as, an unexplored tract of sea.

    A very high mountain joined to the mainland by a narrow tract of earth. Addison.

  5. Traits; features; lineaments.

    [Obs.]

    The discovery of a man's self by the tracts of his countenance is a great weakness. Bacon.

  6. The footprint of a wild beast.

    [Obs.] Dryden.
  7. Track; trace.

    [Obs.]

    Efface all tract of its traduction. Sir T. Browne.

    But flies an eagle flight, bold, and forthon,
    Leaving no tract behind.
    Shak.

  8. Treatment; exposition.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  9. Continuity or extension of anything; as, the tract of speech.

    [Obs.] Older.
  10. Continued or protracted duration; length; extent.

    "Improved by tract of time." Milton.
  11. 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.

    Syn. -- Region; district; quarter; essay; treatise; dissertation.

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Tract

TRACT, noun [Latin tractus; traho.]

1. Something drawn out or extended.

2. A region, or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent. We may apply tract to the sandy and barren desert of Syria and Arabia, or to the narrow vales of Italy and Sardinia. We say, a rich tract of land in Connecticut or Ohio, a stony tract or a mountainous tract We apply tract to a single farm, or to a township or state.

3. A treatise; a written discourse or dissertation of indefinite length, but generally not of great extent.

4. In hunting, the trace or footing of a wild beast.

5. Treatment; exposition. [Not in use.]

6. Track. [Not in use.]

7. Continuity or extension of any thing; as a tract of speech. [Not much used.]

8. Continued or protracted duration; length; extend; as a long tract of time.

TRACT, verb transitive To trace out; to draw out. [Not in use.]

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