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Definitions of tract

  1. a bundle of nerve fibers following a path through the brain
  2. a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet
  3. an extended area of land
  4. a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose
  5. a bundle of mylenated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
  6. A written discourse or dissertation, generally of short extent; a short treatise, especially on practical religion.
  7. Something drawn out or extended; expanse.
  8. A region or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent; an area; as, an unexplored tract of sea.
  9. Traits; features; lineaments.
  10. The footprint of a wild beast.
  11. Treatment; exposition.
  12. Continuity or extension of anything; as, the tract of speech.
  13. Continued or protracted duration; length; extent.
  14. To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact.
  15. 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.
  16. A short pamphlet or leaflet, usually on some moral or religious subject; a large area of land.
  17. Something drawn out or extended: continued duration: a region: a short treatise.
  18. Region of indefinite extent; short treatise.
  19. An extended area.
  20. A short treatise; pamphlet.
  21. Something drawn out or extended; a region or quantity of land or water of indefinite extent; a short treatise, generally religious; extent; the trace or footing of a wild animal.
  22. A region or area or system considered as a whole, as the alimentary tract.

Usage examples for tract

  1. Our way for many days was through a sandy tract of country, covered with pine woods, with here and there the plantation of an Indian or a half- breed. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. No. 8. A farmer, from surrounding country, induced by Colony management to invest in Colony land and tract as a " pace- setter" to the other colonists. – The Social Work of the Salvation Army by Edwin Gifford Lamb
  3. He is foreman of a lumber tract my uncle left me. – The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West by Laura Lee Hope
  4. If thy charms can detect and tract me, spare me, spare our child! – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  5. Gone off and bought up the whole tract south of the water- what for? – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  6. As Buck dropped into a level tract of country he caught sight of a rider coming from the opposite direction. – The Untamed by Max Brand
  7. When any person applies to enter a tract of such lands, claiming the right to do so by such prior abandoned claim, you will order a hearing, notifying the railroad company, as well as the pre- emption or homestead claimant, so that they may produce such evidence in support of their right as they may have to furnish. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  8. For as we looked it seemed to be " that ominous tract, which all agree hides the Dark Tower!" – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  9. With the first results of my labours I purchased an immense tract of land, little dreaming at the time that those desert acres were destined to become the streets and squares of a great and prosperous city. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  10. From the middle to the north was quite a rise of from fifty to 100 feet, where was spread out a broad plateau, which commanded the whole open tract of land. – Campaign of Battery D, First Rhode Island light artillery. by Ezra Knight Parker
  11. Poor Harry in his distress asked help from his relations: his aunt sent him a tract and her blessing; his uncle had business out of town, and could not, of course, answer the poor boy's petition. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  12. It is only twelve or thirteen English miles to Moss, through a country less wild than any tract I had hitherto passed over in Norway. – Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft
  13. 282. In what part of the digestive tract are beans mainly digested? – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  14. Throughout Ceylon, in every district, there should be established one school upon this principle for every hundred boys, and a small tract of land granted to each. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  15. One woman, to whom we offered a tract, refused it, and, showing us an indulgence of three hundred days, said: 'These are the papers I like. – Through Five Republics on Horseback by G. Whitfield Ray
  16. It won't do for you to say that you can use it to better purpose in furnishing good table, and in charities, and in supporting tract societies, because you know yourself that you people who have no petty vices are never known to give away a cent, and that you stint yourselves so in the matter of food that you are always feeble and hungry. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
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