View definitions for stretching


adjective as in extending

adjective as in reaching

adjective as in reaching

adjective as in rubber

noun as in elongation

noun as in tension

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Example Sentences

He's grinning now and actually stretching his legs--his cane has fallen away as he speaks of the !

Mass protests in New York were stretching into their third day when a new grand jury was announced on Friday.

This group was far larger, its procession stretching out over two to three city blocks and numbering more than a hundred.

According to data stretching from 1999 to 2011, African Americans have comprised 26 percent of all police-shooting victims.

[1] Bone was an Indianan, and had a long and honorable career in journalism, stretching from 1881 to 1918.

San Antonio de Bexar lies in a fertile and well-irrigated valley, stretching westward from the river Salado.

And the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy, land, O Emmanuel.

Then we blotted out the fire, and, stretching ourselves on the ground, had recourse to the solace of tobacco.

The gander came towards them, stretching out his neck, and hissing loudly.

The sick woman had raised herself upright, and was stretching her arms towards them.


On this page you'll find 500 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stretching, such as: extensive, far-reaching, inclusive, wide-ranging, all-embracing, and ample.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.