Definition of Stretching

1. Noun. Act of expanding by lengthening or widening.

Generic synonyms: Enlargement, Expansion
Specialized synonyms: Tension, Extension
Derivative terms: Stretch



2. Noun. Exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent.
Exact synonyms: Stretch
Generic synonyms: Exercise, Exercising, Physical Exercise, Physical Exertion, Workout
Specialized synonyms: Pandiculation
Derivative terms: Stretch, Stretch

Definition of Stretching

1. Noun. A form of physical exercise in which a specific skeletal muscle (or muscle group) is deliberately elongated to its fullest length in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle tone. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of stretch) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stretching

1. stretch [v] - See also: stretch

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Literary usage of Stretching

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1. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"The position thus reached is held during the slow stretching movement. These are six-count cycles (or sequences) : Arm bending and stretching sideways ..."

2. Technical Digest edited by G. W. Day, D. L. Franzen, P. A. Williams (1999)
"By means of an interferometric device, the second order chromatic dispersion is characterized versus fiber stretching. The purpose of this paper is to fit ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"... and shades of grey To stand upon this high walk, canopied To gaze upon the fields out-stretching wide, With stately lime-trees, forming gorgeous bowers, ..."

4. The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches by William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1903)
"OUT of the North the train thundered, and we woke to aee the crimson soil of Georgia stretching away bare and monotonous right and left. ..."

5. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"Neck grasp standing J Arm bend standing stooping, alternating with arm stretching downward, sideways or upward. Arm forward bend standing stooping, ..."

6. Quo Vadis: A Tale of the Time of Nero by Henryk Sienkiewicz (1897)
"said Petronius, stretching out his hand to her. Inclining her golden head she answered: "Anthemius has arrived with his choristers; he asks if It is thy ..."

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