Definition of Outstretch

1. v. t. To stretch out.



Definition of Outstretch

1. Verb. To extend by stretching ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outstretch

1. [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Outstretch

outstepping
outsteps
outstink
outstinking
outstinks
outstood
outstorm
outstormed
outstorming
outstorms
outstrategize
outstrategized
outstrategizing
outstreet
outstreets
outstretch (current term)
outstretched
outstretches
outstretching
outstricken
outstridden
outstride
outstrides
outstriding
outstrike
outstrikes
outstriking
outstripped
outstripping

Literary usage of Outstretch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"stretch, outspread; spec, outstretch, mushroom, unfurl, display, dilate, distend, open. expanse, n. expansion (2m usual than "expanse"), area, stretch, ..."

2. The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India: an Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, William Julius Mickle (1809)
"His outstretch'd arm the lurking thief withheld, For fixt as fate he knew his doom was seal'd. Safe in his Monarch's care the Ploughman ..."

3. The History of Ancient Europe: With a View of the Revolutions in Asia and by William Russell (1801)
"... on his flinty bed, outstretch'd he lies, vx-^^/ " Where pointed rock his tossing carcase wounds ; " There with dismay he strikes beholding eyes, ..."

4. History of English Literature by Hippolyte Taine (1880)
"... Save on the dead long summer days, which make The outstretch* d odian glitter like a lake. . . . And all was stillness, save the sea-bird's cry, ..."

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