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Another word for stretch

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Verb
  1. To make or become longer.

  2. To move or arrange so as to cover a larger area

      1. To unwind and open (something rolled up).
      2. To unfold and present to view; reveal.
      3. To become unrolled.
      1. To open and spread out (something folded); extend.
      2. To remove the coverings from; disclose to view:
      3. To reveal gradually by written or spoken explanation; make known:
      1. To open to a fuller extent or width; stretch:
      2. To make wider the gap between; move farther apart:
      3. To distribute over a surface in a layer:
      1. Affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed.
      2. Affording unobstructed passage or view:
      3. Having no protecting or concealing cover:
      1. A machine using an electric motor to rotate thin, rigid vanes in order to move air, as for cooling.
      2. A collapsible, usually wedge-shaped device made of a light material such as silk, paper, or plastic.
      3. A machine for winnowing.
      1. To cause (something) to be longer, wider, or cover more area:
      2. To enlarge the scope or effect of:
      3. To cause (something) to last longer:
      1. To increase the size, volume, quantity, or scope of; enlarge:
      2. To express at length or in detail; enlarge on:
      3. To open (something) up or out; spread out:
    See also:

    move

  3. To proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance

      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. To stretch out or put forth (a body part); extend:
      2. To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending:
      3. To arrive at; attain:
      1. To show the way to by going in advance:
      2. To guide or direct in a course:
      3. To serve as a route for; take:
      1. To move or travel; proceed:
      2. To move away from a place; depart:
      3. To pursue a certain course:
      1. To cause (something) to be longer, wider, or cover more area:
      2. To enlarge the scope or effect of:
      3. To cause (something) to last longer:
      1. To hold or support while moving; bear:
      2. To move or take from one place to another; transport:
      3. To escort or accompany.
    See also:

    reach

  4. To extend, especially an appendage.

    See also:

    reach

  5. To be or place oneself in a prostrate or recumbent position.

    See also:

    horizontal

  6. To take repose, as by sleeping or lying quietly.

    See also:

    continue

Noun
  1. The measure of how far or long something goes in space, time, or degree

      1. The extent or measure of space between two points or extremities, as of a bridge or roof; the breadth.
      2. The distance between the tips of the wings of an airplane.
      3. The section between two intermediate supports of a bridge.
      1. To stretch out or put forth (a body part); extend:
      2. To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending:
      3. To arrive at; attain:
      1. The state, quality, or fact of being long.
      2. The measurement of the extent of something along its greatest dimension:
      3. A piece, often of a standard size, that is normally measured along its greatest dimension:
      1. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
      2. The degree to which a thing extends:
      3. An extensive space or area:
    See also:

    big

  2. An extent, measured or unmeasured, of linear space

      1. A road, path, or highway affording passage from one place to another.
      2. An opening affording passage:
      3. Space to proceed:
      1. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
      2. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole:
      3. An object that is one member of a group or class:
      1. A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates:
      2. The infinite extension of the three-dimensional region in which all matter exists.
      3. The expanse in which the solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe.
      1. The state, quality, or fact of being long.
      2. The measurement of the extent of something along its greatest dimension:
      3. A piece, often of a standard size, that is normally measured along its greatest dimension:
      1. The extent of space between two objects or places; an intervening space.
      2. The fact or condition of being apart in space; remoteness.
      3. The length or numerical value of a straight line or curve.
    See also:

    big

  3. A wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water

      1. To clean or clear, as of dirt, with a broom or brush:
      2. To clear away with a broom or brush:
      3. To clear (a path or space) with a broom or brush.
      1. To open to a fuller extent or width; stretch:
      2. To make wider the gap between; move farther apart:
      3. To distribute over a surface in a layer:
      1. A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates:
      2. The infinite extension of the three-dimensional region in which all matter exists.
      3. The expanse in which the solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe.
      1. To stretch out or put forth (a body part); extend:
      2. To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending:
      3. To arrive at; attain:
      1. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
      2. The degree to which a thing extends:
      3. An extensive space or area:
      1. The act or process of expanding:
      2. The state of being expanded.
      3. An expanded part:
      1. A wide and open extent, as of surface, land, or sky.
      2. Expansion.
      3. The distance or amount of expansion.
      1. The extent of space between two objects or places; an intervening space.
      2. The fact or condition of being apart in space; remoteness.
      3. The length or numerical value of a straight line or curve.
    See also:

    place

  4. A specific length of time characterized by the occurrence of certain conditions or events

      1. A limited or established period of time that something is supposed to last, as a school or court session, tenure in public office, or a prison sentence.
      2. A point in time at which something ends; termination:
      3. The end of a normal gestation period:
      1. The extent or measure of space between two points or extremities, as of a bridge or roof; the breadth.
      2. The distance between the tips of the wings of an airplane.
      3. The section between two intermediate supports of a bridge.
      1. One of the four natural divisions of the year, spring, summer, fall, and winter, in the North and South Temperate zones. Each season, beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, is characterized by specific meteorological or climatic conditions.
      2. The two divisions of the year, rainy and dry, in some tropical regions.
      3. A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops:
      1. An interval of time characterized by the occurrence of a certain condition, event, or phenomenon:
      2. An interval of time characterized by the prevalence of a specified culture, ideology, or technology:
      3. An interval regarded as a distinct evolutionary or developmental phase:
    See also:

    time

  5. A limited or specific period of time during which something happens, lasts, or extends

      1. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
      2. An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration:
      3. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval:
      1. A limited or established period of time that something is supposed to last, as a school or court session, tenure in public office, or a prison sentence.
      2. A point in time at which something ends; termination:
      3. The end of a normal gestation period:
      1. The extent or measure of space between two points or extremities, as of a bridge or roof; the breadth.
      2. The distance between the tips of the wings of an airplane.
      3. The section between two intermediate supports of a bridge.
      1. Continuance or persistence in time.
      2. A period of existence or persistence:
      3. The number of years required to receive the present value of future payments, both of interest and principle, of a bond, often used as an indicator of a bond's price volatility resulting from changes in interest rates.
    See also:

    time

  6. A term of service, as in the military or in prison

      1. A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction.
      2. A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
      3. A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it:
      1. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
      2. An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration:
      3. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval:
      1. To fasten, connect, or attach:
      2. To move or raise by pulling or jerking:
      3. To get (a ride) by hitchhiking:
    See also:

    time

  7. A limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity

      1. To look or observe attentively or carefully; be closely observant:
      2. To look and wait expectantly or in anticipation:
      3. To act as a spectator; look on:
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. An act or procedure intended to achieve an end by deceptive or fraudulent means.
      2. A mischievous action; a prank:
      3. A stupid, disgraceful, or childish act:
      1. A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction.
      2. A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
      3. A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it:
      1. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
      2. An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration:
      3. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval:
      1. To be frugal or economical in providing something; hold back:
      2. To stop or desist.
      3. To restrict (someone) in what is provided or allowed:
      1. To name or write in order the letters constituting (a word).
      2. To constitute the letters of (a word):
      3. To add up to; signify:
      1. To exchange (one thing) for another of the same class:
      2. To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
      3. To alter (position or place).
      1. One of nine divisions or periods of a regulation game, in which each team has a turn at bat as limited by three outs.
      2. The division or period of a cricket game during which one team is at bat.
      3. An opportunity to act or speak out; a chance for accomplishment.
      1. To fasten, connect, or attach:
      2. To move or raise by pulling or jerking:
      3. To get (a ride) by hitchhiking:
      1. To move or travel; proceed:
      2. To move away from a place; depart:
      3. To pursue a certain course:
      1. A contest between antagonists; a match:
      2. A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell:
    See also:

    time

Adjective
  1. Capable of being extended or expanded

    See also:

    increase

Another word for stretch

Noun
      1. To stretch out or put forth (a body part); extend:
      2. To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending:
      3. To arrive at; attain:
      1. A number or grouping of things in the same category or within specified limits:
      2. An amount or extent of variation:
      3. The gamut of tones that a voice or instrument is capable of producing.
      1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
      2. Another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction.
      3. A V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil, or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned.
      1. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
      2. The degree to which a thing extends:
      3. An extensive space or area:
    See also:

    time

Verb
  1. To become longer

  2. To cause to stretch, sense 1

  3. To occupy space