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tract (plural tracts)
- An area or expanse.
- an unexplored tract of sea
- A series of connected body organs, as in the digestive tract.
- A small booklet such as a pamphlet, often for promotional or informational uses.
- A brief treatise or discourse on a subject.
- A commentator's view or perspective on a subject.
- Continued or protracted duration, length, extent
- 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. XIV, Henry of Essex
- Nay, in another case of litigation, the unjust Standard bearer, for his own profit, asserting that the cause belonged not to St. Edmund’s Court, but to his in Lailand Hundred, involved us in travellings and innumerable expenses, vexing the servants of St. Edmund for a long tract of time […]
- Part of the proper of the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist for many Christian denominations, used instead of the alleluia during Lenten or pre-Lenten seasons, in a Requiem Mass, and on a few other penitential occasions.
- (obsolete) Continuity or extension of anything.
- the tract of speech
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Older to this entry?)
- (obsolete) Traits; features; lineaments.
- (obsolete) The footprint of a wild animal.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
- (obsolete) Track; trace.
- (obsolete) Treatment; exposition.
- (series of connected body organs): system
etymologically related to trahere (“to pull”)
series of connected body organs
part of the proper of the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist
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- (obsolete) To pursue, follow; to track.
- (obsolete) To draw out; to protract.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
tract m (plural tracts)