Definitions of tract

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

Quotes of tract

  1. If a theme or idea is too near the surface, the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea. – Elizabeth Bowen
  2. War consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting; but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known. – Thomas Hobbes
  3. About 40 years ago I had an experience where I wrote a tract – Tim LaHaye
  4. A system of education, which would not gratify this disposition in any party, is requisite, in order to obviate the difficulty, and the reader will find a something said to that purpose in perusing this tract – Joseph Lancaster
  5. Only a portion of my intestinal tract was working. – Mary Ann Mobley
  6. The tract through which we passed is generally very good land, with plenty of water; and there, as well as here, the country is neither rocky nor overrun with brush -wood. – Junipero Serra
  7. I praise the Lord, the Sovereign of the royal realm, Who has extended his sway over the tract of the world. – Taliesin

Usage examples for tract

  1. 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
  2. The inhabitants, however, have retired with the French army; and to that degree that the tract we have lately taken possession of is absolutely deserted.... ” – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  3. “ 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
  4. 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
  5. “ 282. In what part of the digestive tract are beans mainly digested? ” – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  6. “ Wapsey's Wood was separated from the park by a tract of pasture- interspersed with patches of gorse and heather. ” – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. The rich wine and corn district round Stellenbosch and Paarl and northward towards Malmesbury is such a tract – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  11. If thy charms can detect and tract me, spare me, spare our child! ” – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  12. Meantime there hung the tract and fluttered a little in the summer air, as the door opened and closed. ” – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Gone off and bought up the whole tract south of the water- what for? ” – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  17. 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
  18. He is foreman of a lumber tract my uncle left me. ” – The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West by Laura Lee Hope
  19. “ 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
  20. 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