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stretcher

noun

1 stretcher

A wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Polish: blejtram



2 stretcher

A mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it.

3 stretcher

A litter for transporting people who are ill or wounded or dead; usually consists of a sheet of canvas stretched between two poles.

Dutch: baar, brancard, draagbaar, frame, kader
Polish: nosze

4 stretcher

A stone that forms the top of wall or building.

synonyms: capstone, copestone, coping stone.

Dutch: deksteen


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stretch

noun

1 stretch

A large and unbroken expanse or distance.

Roget 180: space, extension, extent, superficial extent, expanse, stretch, hyperspace; room, scope, range, field, way, expansion, compass, ... show more

Roget 925: undueness etc. adj.; malum prohibitum [Lat.]; impropriety; illegality etc. 964.    falseness etc. adj.; emptiness of title, invalidity of title; illegitimacy.    ... show more

Roget 549: exaggeration; expansion etc. 194; hyperbole, stretch, strain, coloring; high coloring, caricature, caricatura; extravagance etc. (nonsense) ... show more

Roget 686: exertion, effort, strain, tug, pull, stress, throw, stretch, struggle, spell, spurt, spirt; stroke of work, stitch of work.    ... show more

2 stretch

The act of physically reaching or thrusting out.

synonyms: reach, reaching.

3 stretch

A straightaway section of a racetrack.

4 stretch

Exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent.

synonym: stretching.

Polish: rozciąganie

5 stretch

Extension to or beyond the ordinary limit.

Polish: przedłużanie

6 stretch

An unbroken period of time during which you do something:
— There were stretches of boredom.
— He did a stretch in the federal penitentiary.

synonym: stint.

7 stretch

The capacity for being stretched.

synonyms: stretchability, stretchiness.

verb

1 stretch

Occupy a large, elongated area:
— The park stretched beneath the train line.

synonym: stretch along.

Roget 549: exaggerate, magnify, pile up, aggravate; amplify etc. (expand) 194; overestimate etc. 482; hyperbolize; overcharge, overstate, ... show more

Dutch: reiken, uitstrekken

2 stretch

Extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body:
— Stretch your legs!.

synonym: extend.

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Roget 325: stretch, flex, extend, distend, be elastic etc. adj.; bounce, spring back etc. (recoil) 277.   

Dutch: aanspannen, rechttrekken, rekken, spannen, strekken, stretchen, uitrekken

3 stretch

Extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length:
— Stretch out that piece of cloth.

synonyms: extend, stretch out, unfold.

Roget 200: be long etc. adj.; stretch out, sprawl; extend to, reach to, stretch to; make a long arm, drag its slow length along.   " render long etc. adj.; ... show more

4 stretch

Become longer by being stretched and pulled.

Dutch: rekken, uitrekken

5 stretch

Make long or longer by pulling and stretching:
— Stretch the fabric.

synonym: elongate.

Dutch: oprekken, rekken, strekken, uitrekken

6 stretch

Lie down comfortably:
— To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass.

synonym: stretch out.

7 stretch

Pull in opposite directions.

8 stretch

Extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly.

9 stretch

Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones.

synonyms: adulterate, debase, dilute, load.

Dutch: verdunnen

10 stretch

Increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance:
— Stretch the soup by adding some more cream.

synonym: extend.

11 stretch

Extend one's body or limbs:
— Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours.

synonym: stretch out.

adjective

1 stretch

Having an elongated seating area.

2 stretch

Easily stretched.


Moby thesaurus: adaptability, adaptable, adaptive, add to, aesthetic distance, aggrandize, airing, amble, amplify, amplitude, and quarter, answer, archery ground, area, athletic field, athletics, augment, avail, badminton court, balloon ... show more.

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