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Gamut vs. Stretch

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Gamutnoun

A (normally) complete range.

Stretchverb

(transitive) To lengthen by pulling.

‘I stretched the rubber band until it almost broke.’;

Gamutnoun

(music) All the notes in the musical scale.

Stretchverb

(intransitive) To lengthen when pulled.

‘The rubber band stretched almost to the breaking point.’;

Gamutnoun

All the colours available to a device such as a monitor or printer.

Stretchverb

(transitive) To pull tight.

‘First, stretch the skin over the frame of the drum.’;

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Gamutnoun

The scale.

Stretchverb

To get more use than expected from a limited resource.

‘I managed to stretch my coffee supply a few more days.’;

Gamutnoun

a complete extent or range:

‘a face that expressed a gamut of emotions’;

Stretchverb

To make inaccurate by exaggeration.

‘To say crossing the street was brave is stretching the meaning of "brave" considerably.’;

Gamutnoun

the entire scale of musical notes

Stretchverb

(intransitive) To extend physically, especially from limit point to limit point.

‘The beach stretches from Cresswell to Amble.’;

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Gamutnoun

the complete range or scope of something

‘the whole gamut of human emotion’;

Stretchverb

To extend one’s limbs or another part of the body in order to improve the elasticity of one's muscles

‘Cats stretch with equal ease and agility beyond the point that breaks a man on the rack.’; ‘I always stretch my muscles before exercising.’;

Gamutnoun

a complete scale of musical notes; the range of a voice or instrument

‘the orchestral gamut’;

Stretchverb

(intransitive) To extend to a limit point

‘His mustache stretched all the way to his sideburns.’;

Gamutnoun

a scale consisting of seven overlapping hexachords, containing all the recognized notes used in medieval music, covering almost three octaves from bass G to treble E.

Stretchverb

(transitive) To increase.

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Gamutnoun

the lowest note in the gamut scale.

Stretchverb

To stretch the truth; to exaggerate.

‘a man apt to stretch in his report of facts’;

Gamut

In color reproduction, including computer graphics and photography, the gamut, or color gamut , is a certain complete subset of colors. The most common usage refers to the subset of colors which can be accurately represented in a given circumstance, such as within a given color space or by a certain output device.

Stretchverb

(nautical) To sail by the wind under press of canvas.

‘The ship stretched to the eastward.’;

Stretchverb

To execute by hanging.

Stretchnoun

An act of stretching.

‘I was right in the middle of a stretch when the phone rang.’;

Stretchnoun

The ability to lengthen when pulled.

‘That rubber band has quite a bit of stretch.’;

Stretchnoun

A course of thought which diverts from straightforward logic, or requires extraordinary belief or exaggeration.

‘It's a bit of a stretch to call Boris Karloff a comedian.’; ‘To say crossing the street was brave was quite a stretch.’;

Stretchnoun

A segment of a journey or route.

‘It was an easy trip except for the last stretch, which took forever.’; ‘It's a tough stretch of road in the winter, especially without chains.’;

Stretchnoun

A segment or length of material.

‘a stretch of cloth’;

Stretchnoun

(baseball) A quick pitching delivery used when runners are on base where the pitcher slides his leg instead of lifting it.

Stretchnoun

(baseball) A long reach in the direction of the ball with a foot remaining on the base by a first baseman in order to catch the ball sooner.

Stretchnoun

(informal) Term of address for a tall person.

Stretchnoun

(horse racing) The homestretch, the final straight section of the track leading to the finish.

Stretchnoun

A length of time.

Stretchnoun

(Ireland) Extended daylight hours, especially said of the evening in springtime when compared to the shorter winter days.

‘There is a grand stretch in the evenings.’;

Stretchnoun

(sports) The period of the season between the trade deadline and the beginning of the playoffs.

Stretchnoun

(slang) A jail or prison term.

‘He did a seven-year stretch in jail.’;

Stretchnoun

A single uninterrupted sitting; a turn.

Stretchnoun

A stretch limousine.

Stretchverb

To reach out; to extend; to put forth.

‘And stretch forth his neck long and small.’; ‘I in conquest stretched mine arm.’;

Stretchverb

To draw out to the full length; to cause to extend in a straight line; as, to stretch a cord or rope.

Stretchverb

To cause to extend in breadth; to spread; to expand; as, to stretch cloth; to stretch the wings.

Stretchverb

To make tense; to tighten; to distend forcibly.

‘The ox hath therefore stretched his yoke in vain.’;

Stretchverb

To draw or pull out to greater length; to strain; as, to stretch a tendon or muscle.

‘Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve.’;

Stretchverb

To exaggerate; to extend too far; as, to stretch the truth; to stretch one's credit.

‘They take up, one day, the most violent and stretched prerogative.’;

Stretchverb

To be extended; to be drawn out in length or in breadth, or both; to spread; to reach; as, the iron road stretches across the continent; the lake stretches over fifty square miles.

‘As far as stretcheth any ground.’;

Stretchverb

To extend or spread one's self, or one's limbs; as, the lazy man yawns and stretches.

Stretchverb

To be extended, or to bear extension, without breaking, as elastic or ductile substances.

‘The inner membrane . . . because it would stretch and yield, remained umbroken.’;

Stretchverb

To strain the truth; to exaggerate; as, a man apt to stretch in his report of facts.

Stretchverb

To sail by the wind under press of canvas; as, the ship stretched to the eastward.

Stretchnoun

Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination.

‘By stretch of arms the distant shore to gain.’; ‘Those put a lawful authority upon the stretch, to the abuse of yower, under the color of prerogative.’;

Stretchnoun

A continuous line or surface; a continuous space of time; as, grassy stretches of land.

‘A great stretch of cultivated country.’; ‘But all of them left me a week at a stretch.’;

Stretchnoun

The extent to which anything may be stretched.

‘Quotations, in their utmost stretch, can signify no more than that Luther lay under severe agonies of mind.’; ‘This is the utmost stretch that nature can.’;

Stretchnoun

The reach or extent of a vessel's progress on one tack; a tack or board.

Stretchnoun

Course; direction; as, the stretch of seams of coal.

Stretchnoun

a large and unbroken expanse or distance;

‘a stretch of highway’; ‘a stretch of clear water’;

Stretchnoun

the act of physically reaching or thrusting out

Stretchnoun

a straightaway section of a racetrack

Stretchnoun

exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

Stretchnoun

extension to or beyond the ordinary limit;

‘running at full stretch’; ‘by no stretch of the imagination’; ‘beyond any stretch of his understanding’;

Stretchnoun

an unbroken period of time during which you do something;

‘there were stretches of boredom’; ‘he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary’;

Stretchnoun

the capacity for being stretched

Stretchverb

occupy a large, elongated area;

‘The park stretched beneath the train line’;

Stretchverb

extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body;

‘Stretch your legs!’; ‘Extend your right arm above your head’;

Stretchverb

extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length;

‘Unfold the newspaper’; ‘stretch out that piece of cloth’; ‘extend the TV antenna’;

Stretchverb

become longer by being stretched and pulled;

‘The fabric stretches’;

Stretchverb

make long or longer by pulling and stretching;

‘stretch the fabric’;

Stretchverb

lie down comfortably;

‘To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass’;

Stretchverb

pull in opposite directions;

‘During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack’;

Stretchverb

extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly;

‘Stretch the limits’; ‘stretch my patience’; ‘stretch the imagination’;

Stretchverb

corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones;

‘adulterate liquor’;

Stretchverb

increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance;

‘stretch the soup by adding some more cream’; ‘extend the casserole with a little rice’;

Stretchverb

extend one's body or limbs;

‘Let's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours’;

Stretchadjective

having an elongated seating area;

‘a stretch limousine’;

Stretchadjective

easily stretched;

‘stretch hosiery’;

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