tract /ˈtrækt/ 名詞
Tract n. A written discourse or dissertation, generally of short extent; a short treatise, especially on practical religion.
The church clergy at that time writ the best collection of tracts against popery that ever appeared. --Swift.
Tracts for the Times. See Tractarian.
1. Something drawn out or extended; expanse. “The deep tract of hell.”
2. A region or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent; an area; as, an unexplored tract of sea.
A very high mountain joined to the mainland by a narrow tract of earth. --Addison.
3. Traits; features; lineaments. [Obs.]
The discovery of a man's self by the tracts of his countenance is a great weakness. --Bacon.
4. The footprint of a wild beast. [Obs.]
5. Track; trace. [Obs.]
Efface all tract of its traduction. --Sir T. Browne.
But flies an eagle flight, bold, and forthon,
Leaving no tract behind. --Shak.
6. Treatment; exposition. [Obs.]
7. Continuity or extension of anything; as, the tract of speech. [Obs.]
8. Continued or protracted duration; length; extent. “Improved by tract of time.”
9. R. C. Ch. Verses of Scripture sung at Mass, instead of the Alleluia, from Septuagesima Sunday till the Saturday befor Easter; -- so called because sung tractim, or without a break, by one voice, instead of by many as in the antiphons.
Syn: -- Region; district; quarter; essay; treatise; dissertation.
Tract, v. t. To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact. [Obs.]
n 1: an extended area of land [syn: piece of land, piece of
ground, parcel of land, parcel]
2: a system of body parts that together serve some particular
3: a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the
form of a booklet [syn: pamphlet]
4: a bundle of mylenated nerve fibers following a path through
the brain [syn: nerve pathway, nerve tract, pathway]