verb pro·tend \prō-ˈtend\

Definition of protend

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to stretch forth

  3. 2 archaic :  extend

  4. intransitive verb
  5. archaic :  stick out, protrude

Origin and Etymology of protend

Middle English, from Latin protendere, from pro- + tendere to stretch — more at thin

First Known Use: 15th century

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