verb pro·tend \prō-ˈtend\

Definition of PROTEND

transitive verb
archaic :  to stretch forth
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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