Protracted Pro*tract`ed, a. Prolonged; continued. [1913 Webster]

{Protracted meeting},a religious meeting continued for many successive days. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] -- {Pro*tract"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Pro*tract"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • protractedness — See protractedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • protractedness — pro·tract·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • protractedness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being protracted …   Useful english dictionary

  • protract — protractedly, adv. protractedness, n. protractible, adj. protractive, adj. /proh trakt , preuh /, v.t. 1. to draw out or lengthen, esp. in time; extend the duration of; prolong. 2. Anat. to extend or protrude. 3. (in …   Universalium

  • length — n 1. linear extent, reach, span, measure, distance lengthwise, Geog. longitude; measurement, dimension, proportion, size, magnitude. 2. duration, length of time. 3.(all of a certain extent) piece, portion, section, measure. 4. longness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • length — [n] extent of object, distance, time breadth, compass, continuance, diameter, dimension, duration, elongation, endlessness, expanse, expansion, extensiveness, height, interval, lastingness, lengthiness, limit, linearity, loftiness, longitude,… …   New thesaurus

  • protract — [prō trakt′, prətrakt′] vt. [< L protractus, pp. of protrahere < pro , forward + trahere, to DRAW] 1. to draw out; lengthen in duration; prolong 2. to draw to scale; using a protractor and scale 3. Zool. to thrust out; extend: cf. RETRACT… …   English World dictionary

  • protract — 1 prolong or lengthen in space or esp. time (protracted their stay for some weeks). 2 draw (a plan of ground etc.) to scale. Derivatives: protractedly adv. protractedness n. Etymology: L protrahere protract (as PRO (1), trahere draw) …   Useful english dictionary

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