protend


pro·tend

verb \prō-ˈtend\

Definition of PROTEND

transitive verb
1
archaic :  to stretch forth
2
archaic :  extend
intransitive verb
archaic :  stick out, protrude

Origin of PROTEND

Middle English, from Latin protendere, from pro- + tendere to stretch — more at thin
First Known Use: 15th century

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