Definition of "tract" []

  • An expanse of land or water. (noun)
  • A specified or limited area of land: developing a 30-acre tract. (noun)
  • Anatomy A system of organs and tissues that together perform a specialized function: the alimentary tract. (noun)
  • Anatomy A bundle of nerve fibers having a common origin, termination, and function. (noun)
  • Archaic A stretch or lapse of time. (noun)
  • An extended area, as of land (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A system of organs, glands, or other tissues that has a particular function (noun)
  • A bundle of nerve fibres having the same function, origin, and termination (noun)
  • An extended period of time (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "tract" in a sentence
  • "This tract is a portion of Tract No. 1 described in Executive Order No. 6408 of November 7, 1933."
  • "The digestive tract is an intricate ballet of organisms, pH, enzymes, nutrients, peptides, and hormones in a dance with its human interface of cells, nerves, blood, lymph, and other fluids."
  • "The Ecosystem of the digestive tract is a harmonious balance of craziness."