Dictionary

protend

verb pro·tend \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: protensionPrevious Word in the Dictionary: pro temporeAll Words Near: protend
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears