AskDefine | Define tract

Dictionary Definition



1 an extended area of land [syn: piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel]
2 a system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose
3 a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet [syn: pamphlet]
4 a bundle of mylenated nerve fibers following a path through the brain [syn: nerve pathway, nerve tract, pathway]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. An area or expanse of land.
  2. A series of connected body organs, as in the digestive tract.
  3. A small booklet such as a pamphlet, often for promotional or informational uses.
  4. A brief treatise or discourse on a subject of interest.
  5. A commentator's view or perspective on a subject.

Related terms


an area
  • Catalan: extensió
  • Dutch: gebied
  • Finnish: alue, seutu
  • German: Gebiet
  • Portuguese: extensão
  • Spanish: extensión
a series of connected body organs
  • Catalan: tracte
  • Czech: ústrojí
  • Dutch: kanaal, stelsel
  • Finnish: elimet, kanava, juoste
  • German: Trakt
  • Spanish: tracto
a small booklet
a brief treatise

Extensive Definition

Tract may refer to:
tract in Dutch: Tractus
tract in Finnish: Traktaatti

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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