Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To hold out; stretch forth; extend forward: used especially of a spear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To hold out; to stretch forth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To hold out; to stretch forth.

Etymologies

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Latin protendere, protensum; pro before, forth + tendere to stretch.

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