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tract 1

 (trăkt)
n.
1.
a. An expanse of land or water.
b. A specified or limited area of land: developing a 30-acre tract.
2. Anatomy
a. A system of organs and tissues that together perform a specialized function: the alimentary tract.
b. A bundle of nerve fibers having a common origin, termination, and function.
3. Archaic A stretch or lapse of time.

[Middle English, period of time, from Latin tractus, course, space, period of time, from past participle of trahere, to draw.]

tract 2

 (trăkt)
n.
A leaflet or pamphlet containing a declaration or appeal, especially one put out by a religious or political group.

[Middle English tracte, treatise, probably short for Latin tractātus, from past participle of tractāre, to discuss, frequentative of trahere, to draw.]

tract 3

 (trăkt)
n.
The verses from Scripture sung after the gradual in the Roman Catholic Mass during penitential seasons such as Lent or as part of a Requiem.

[Middle English tracte, from Medieval Latin tractus, from Latin, a drawing out (from its being an uninterrupted solo); see tract1.]

tract

(trækt)
n
1. an extended area, as of land
2. (Anatomy) anatomy a system of organs, glands, or other tissues that has a particular function: the digestive tract.
3. (Anatomy) a bundle of nerve fibres having the same function, origin, and termination: the optic tract.
4. archaic an extended period of time
[C15: from Latin tractus a stretching out, from trahere to drag]

tract

(trækt)
n
(Journalism & Publishing) a treatise or pamphlet, esp a religious or moralistic one
[C15: from Latin tractātus tractate]

tract

(trækt)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church an anthem in some Masses
[C14: from Medieval Latin tractus cantus extended song; see tract1]

tract1

(trækt)

n.
1. an expanse or area of land, water, etc.; region; stretch.
2.
a. a definite region or area of the body, esp. a system of elongated parts or organs: the digestive tract.
b. a bundle of nerve fibers having a common origin and destination.
3. a stretch or period of time; interval; lapse.
4. a Roman Catholic penitential anthem consisting of scriptural verses, sung after the gradual, esp. before Easter.
[1350–1400; < Latin tractus stretch (of space or time), a drawing out, derivative of trahere to draw]

tract2

(trækt)

n.
a brief treatise or pamphlet for general distribution, usu. on a religious or political topic.
[1400–50; late Middle English tracte, appar. shortening of Medieval Latin tractātus tractate]

tract

(trăkt)
A system of body organs and connected parts that work together to perform a specialized function, such as digestion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tract - an extended area of landtract - an extended area of land    
baseball diamond, infield, diamond - the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
center field, centerfield, center - the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; "he hit the ball to deep center"
left field, leftfield, left - the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left; "the batter flied out to left"
outfield - the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
right field, rightfield, right - the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
short - the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
railway yard, railyard, yard - an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines
desert - arid land with little or no vegetation
oasis - a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor, field - a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
minefield - a region in which explosives mines have been placed
breeding ground - a place where animals breed
clearing, glade - a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
field - a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"
field of fire - the area that a weapon or group of weapons can cover effectively with gun fire from a given position
grounds - a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.)
athletic field, playing area, playing field, field - a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
industrial park - a tract of land at a distance from city center that is designed for a cluster of businesses and factories
grassland - land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
mud flat - a tract of low muddy land near an estuary; covered at high tide and exposed at low tide
parade ground - an area for holding parades
fairground - an open area for holding fairs or exhibitions or circuses
midway - the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
fairway - a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement
park, parkland - a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property; "there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park"
common, commons, green, park - a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"
picnic area, picnic ground - a tract of land set aside for picnicking
public square, square - an open area at the meeting of two or more streets
toll plaza - an area where tollbooths are located
range - a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze; "they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring"; "he dreamed of a home on the range"
sector - a portion of a military position
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"
subdivision - an area composed of subdivided lots
mine field - a tract of land containing explosive mines
terrain - a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential; "they decided to attack across the rocky terrain"
plot of ground, plot of land, patch, plot - a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"
lot - a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on the lake"
yard - a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings); "they opened a repair yard on the edge of town"
yard - a tract of land where logs are accumulated
2.tract - a system of body parts that together serve some particular purposetract - a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
respiratory tract, airway - the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
urinary tract - the organs and tubes involved in the production and excretion of urine
3.tract - a brief treatise on a subject of interesttract - a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet
treatise - a formal exposition
4.tract - a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the braintract - a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
optic radiation, radiatio optica - a nerve pathway from the lateral geniculate body to the visual cortex
commissure - a bundle of nerve fibers passing from one side to the other of the brain or spinal cord
cerebral peduncle, peduncle - a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain
substantia alba, white matter - whitish nervous tissue of the CNS consisting of neurons and their myelin sheaths

tract

1
noun area, lot, region, estate, district, stretch, quarter, territory, extent, zone, plot, expanse A vast tract of land is ready for development.

tract

2
noun treatise, essay, leaflet, brochure, booklet, pamphlet, dissertation, monograph, homily, disquisition, tractate She produced a feminist tract, 'Comments on Birth Control'.

tract

noun
1. A part of the earth's surface:
2. A piece of land:
Translations
جِهاز، نِظاممَقالَه، كُرّاسَه، كُتَيِّبمِنْطَقَه واسِعَه
ústrojíkrajtraktát
områdeskriftsystem
alueelimetjuostekanavaseutu
traktátus
bæklingurmeltingarvegursvæîi, spilda
žemės plotas
traktātstraktszemesgabals
traktátústrojenstvo
arazi parçasıdinsel dergirisalesistem

tract

1 [trækt] N
1. (= area of land, sea) → extensión f
2. (Anat) → tracto m
respiratory tractvías fpl respiratorias, aparato m respiratorio

tract

2 [trækt] N (= pamphlet) → folleto m, panfleto m; (= treatise) → tratado m

tract

[ˈtrækt] n
[land] → étendue f
(= pamphlet) → tract m
(= part of body) respiratory tract → appareil m respiratoire, voies fpl respiratoires
the upper respiratory tract → l'appareil m respiratoire supérieur, les voies fpl respiratoires supérieures
digestive tract → appareil m digestif

tract

1
n
(of land)Gebiet nt; narrow tractStreifen m
(respiratory) → Wege pl; (digestive) → Trakt m

tract

2
nTraktat nt, → Schrift f

tract

1 [trækt] n
a. (area) → distesa
b. (Anat) respiratory tractapparato respiratorio

tract

2 [trækt] n (pamphlet) → trattatello, libretto, opuscolo

tract

(trӕkt) noun
1. a piece of land.
2. a system formed by connected parts of the body. the digestive tract.
3. a short essay or booklet.

tract

n. tracto, tubo, vía, vías, sistema alargado compuesto de tejidos y órganos que actúan coordinadamente para desempeñar una función;
alimentary ______ alimenticio;
ascending ______ ascendiente;
biliary ______ biliar;
digestive ______ digestivo;
genitourinary ______ genitourinario;
olfactory ___vía olfatoria;
pyramidal ______ piramidal;
respiratory ______ o vía respiratoria.

tract

n tracto, vía, aparato; biliary — vías biliares; digestive o gastrointestinal — vía digestiva, tracto digestivo or gastrointestinal, aparato digestivo; genital — aparato or tracto genital; genitourinary — aparato or tracto genitourinario; (upper, lower) respiratory — vías respiratorias (superiores or altas, inferiores or bajas); urinary — aparato or tracto urinario