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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stretching
 展鍛; 延伸

From: Network Terminology

 stretching
 伸展

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stretch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stretched p. pr. & vb. n. Stretching.]
 1. To reach out; to extend; to put forth.
    And stretch forth his neck long and small.   --Chaucer.
    I in conquest stretched mine arm.   --Shak.
 2. To draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope.
 3. To cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as, to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings.
 4. To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly.
    The ox hath therefore stretched his yoke in vain.   --Shak.
 5. To draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle.
    Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve.   --Doddridge.
 6. To exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the truth; to stretch one's credit.
    They take up, one day, the most violent and stretched prerogative.   --Burke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stretch·ing a. & n. from Stretch, v.
 Stretching course Masonry, a course or series of stretchers. See Stretcher, 2. --Britton.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 stretching
      adj : extending far; "beyond the misty gray of the rain he saw the
            stretching hutment"; "wide-spreading plains" [syn: stretching(a),
             wide-spreading]
      n 1: act of expanding by lengthening or widening
      2: exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their
         full extent [syn: stretch]