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Meaning of TRACT

Pronunciation:  trakt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a bundle of nerve fibers following a path through the brain
  2. [n]  a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose
  3. [n]  a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet
  4. [n]  an extended area of land

TRACT is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: nerve pathway, nerve tract, pamphlet, parcel, parcel of land, pathway, piece of ground, piece of land
 See Also: athletic field, baseball diamond, battlefield, battleground, breeding ground, center, centerfield, clearing, common, commons, corpus callosum, corticospinal tract, diamond, fairground, fairway, fascicle, fasciculus, fiber bundle, fibre bundle, field, field of battle, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, glade, grassland, green, grounds, industrial park, infield, land site, left, leftfield, lot, midway, mine field, minefield, mud flat, oasis, outfield, parade ground, park, parkland, patch, peduncle, picnic area, picnic ground, playing area, playing field, plot, plot of ground, public square, pyramidal motor system, pyramidal tract, railway yard, range, respiratory tract, right, rightfield, sector, short, site, square, subdivision, system, terrain, toll plaza, treatise, urinary tract, yard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tract\, n. [Abbrev.fr. tractate.]
    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. \Tract\, n. [L. tractus a drawing, train, track, course,
    tract of land, from trahere tractum, to draw. Senses 4 and 5
    are perhaps due to confusion with track. See {Trace},v., and
    cf. {Tratt}.]
    1. Something drawn out or extended; expanse. ``The deep tract
       of hell.'' --Milton.
    2. 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.
    3. Traits; features; lineaments. [Obs.]
             The discovery of a man's self by the tracts of his
             countenance is a great weakness.      --Bacon.
    4. The footprint of a wild beast. [Obs.] --Dryden.
    5. Track; trace. [Obs.]
             Efface all tract of its traduction.   --Sir T.
             But flies an eagle flight, bold, and forthon,
             Leaving no tract behind.              --Shak.
    6. Treatment; exposition. [Obs.] --Shak.
    7. Continuity or extension of anything; as, the tract of
       speech. [Obs.] --Older.
    8. Continued or protracted duration; length; extent.
       ``Improved by tract of time.'' --Milton.
    9. (R. C. Ch.) 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;
  3. \Tract\, v. t.
    To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact. [Obs.]
    --Spenser. --B. Jonson.