Protending
Protend Pro*tend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Protending}.] [L. protendere, protensum; pro before, forth + tendere to stretch.] To hold out; to stretch forth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

With his protended lance he makes defence. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • Protend — Pro*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Protending}.] [L. protendere, protensum; pro before, forth + tendere to stretch.] To hold out; to stretch forth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With his protended lance he makes defence. Dryden …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Protended — Protend Pro*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Protended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Protending}.] [L. protendere, protensum; pro before, forth + tendere to stretch.] To hold out; to stretch forth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With his protended lance he makes defence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • protend — prōˈtend verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English protenden, from Latin protendere, from pro pro (I) + tendere to stretch more at thin transitive verb 1. : to hold out …   Useful english dictionary

  • protension — ˈtenchən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin protension , protensio, from Latin protensus (past participle of protendere to protend) + ion , io ion : a protending especially forward …   Useful english dictionary

  • pro|tend — «proh TEHND», transitive verb. 1. to stretch forth; hold out before oneself. 2. to extend in one dimension, especially lengthwise: »His staff protending like a hunter s spear (Wordsworth). 3. to extend in duration; prolong. ╂[< Latin… …   Useful english dictionary

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