[ proh-tend ]
See synonyms for: protendprotendedprotendingprotends on

verb (used with object)
  1. to stretch forth.

  2. to extend in duration.

verb (used without object)
  1. to stretch forward.

Origin of protend

1400–50; late Middle English protenden<Latin protendere to stretch out, extend, equivalent to pro-pro-1 + tendere to stretch; see tend1

Words Nearby protend Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024