outstretched


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out·stretch

 (out-strĕch′)
tr.v. out·stretched, out·stretch·ing, out·stretch·es
To stretch out; extend.

outstretched

(ˌaʊtˈstrɛtʃt)
adj
extended or expanded; stretched out
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.outstretched - fully extended especially in length; "a kitten with one paw outstretched"
extended - fully extended or stretched forth; "an extended telescope"; "his extended legs reached almost across the small room"; "refused to accept the extended hand"

outstretched

adjective spread, opened (out), extended, stretched, unfolded, sprawled, unfurled, fanned out She stepped towards him, her arms outstretched.
Translations

outstretched

[ˈaʊtstretʃt] ADJ [arms, legs, hands, wings] → extendido

outstretched

[ˌaʊtˈstrɛtʃt] adj [hand, arm] → tendu(e); [body] → étendu(e) de tout son long; [wings] → déployé(e)

outstretched

[ˌaʊtˈstrɛtʃt] adj (body, legs) → disteso/a, steso/a; (hand) → teso/a
with outstretched arms → a braccia aperte
References in classic literature ?
For at first he had lain outstretched on the ground, hidden and indiscernible, like those who lie in wait for swamp- game.
They ran low, neck and neck, with outstretched shields and heads held forward, as a buck runs when he is hard pressed by dogs, and no such running had been seen in the kraal Umgugundhlovu as the running of the Wolf-Brethren.
All the school- children, the singers and the firemen walked on the sidewalks, while in the middle of the street came first the custodian of the church with his halberd, then the beadle with a large cross, the teacher in charge of the boys and a sister escorting the little girls; three of the smallest ones, with curly heads, threw rose leaves into the air; the deacon with outstretched arms conducted the music; and two incense-bearers turned with each step they took toward the Holy Sacrament, which was carried by M.
One arm was hanging out of the bed; from shoulder to elbow it was moulded after the arms of Germain Pillon's "Graces,"* but the fore-arm seemed to be slightly distorted by convulsion, and the hand, so delicately formed, was resting with stiff outstretched fingers on the framework of the bed.
One man, squatting on the floor between his outstretched feet and elevating them by resting them on his knees, was violently chafing his legs.
Bare-headed in the sultry sun, Ahab stood on the bowsprit, and with one hand pushed far behind in readiness to wave his orders to the helmsman, cast his eager glance in the direction indicated aloft by the outstretched motionless arm of Daggoo.
Thou saw'st the murdered mate when tossed by pirates from the midnight deck; for hours he fell into the deeper midnight of the insatiate maw; and his murderers still sailed on unharmed --while swift lightnings shivered the neighboring ship that would have borne a righteous husband to outstretched, longing arms.
He beheld her outstretched upon the poniarded captain, her eyes closed, her beautiful bare throat covered with Phoebus's blood, at that moment of bliss when the archdeacon had imprinted on her pale lips that kiss whose burn the unhappy girl, though half dead, had felt.
Pipt, ran forward and threw herself into her husband's outstretched arms.
The black hair, the steel-gray eyes, brave and smiling, the noble features--I recognized them at once, and leaping to my feet I advanced with outstretched hand.
Suddenly the door opened and a woman in a black gown rushed in with outstretched arms.
Challenger's great eyebrows were drawn down in concentrated thought, while his huge, hairy paw closed upon the outstretched hand of his wife.