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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. act of expanding by lengthening or widening;

2. exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent;
[syn: stretch, stretching]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stretch \Stretch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stretched; p. pr. & vb. n. Stretching.] [OE. strecchen, AS. streccan; akin to D. strekken, G. strecken, OHG. strecchen, Sw. str[aum]cka, Dan. straekke; cf. AS. straeck, strec, strong, violent, G. strack straight; of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to E. strong. Cf. Straight.] 1. To reach out; to extend; to put forth. [1913 Webster] And stretch forth his neck long and small. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I in conquest stretched mine arm. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope. [1913 Webster] 3. To cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as, to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings. [1913 Webster] 4. To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly. [1913 Webster] The ox hath therefore stretched his yoke in vain. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle. [1913 Webster] Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve. --Doddridge. [1913 Webster] 6. To exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the truth; to stretch one's credit. [1913 Webster] They take up, one day, the most violent and stretched prerogative. --Burke. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stretching \Stretch"ing\, a. & n. from Stretch, v. [1913 Webster] Stretching course (Masonry), a course or series of stretchers. See Stretcher, 2. --Britton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

stretching n 1: act of expanding by lengthening or widening 2: exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent [syn: stretch, stretching]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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