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

 tract /ˈtrækt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 tract /ˈtrækt/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tract, n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tract, v. t. To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]