Thesaurus

outstretch

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of outstretch

1 to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area
  • the dog had outstretched his legs and was lying across the width of the doorway

Synonyms for outstretch

Words Related to outstretch

Near Antonyms for outstretch

Antonyms for outstretch

2 to make longer
  • having outstretched our lunch break beyond all reason, we reluctantly headed back to work

Synonyms for outstretch

Words Related to outstretch

Near Antonyms for outstretch

Antonyms for outstretch

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About outstretch

Time Traveler for outstretch

Time Traveler

The first known use of outstretch was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near outstretch

outstays

outstretch

outstretched

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Outstretch.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/outstretch. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Keep scrolling for more

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!