Tract

Definition of Tract

n.1.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.
1.Something drawn out or extended; expanse.
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.
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.
5.Track; trace.
Efface all tract of its traduction.
- Sir T. Browne.
But flies an eagle flight, bold, and forthon,
Leaving no tract behind.
- Shak.
6.Treatment; exposition.
7.Continuity or extension of anything; as, the tract of speech.
8.Continued or protracted duration; length; extent.
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.
v. t.1.To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact.

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