What does the word stretch mean?

Usage examples for stretch

  1. " But she happens to be the only woman I've ever really wanted to marry, for more than a few days at a stretch. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  2. After the head is mounted and set, stretch the skin. – Taxidermy by Leon Luther Pray
  3. How black their limbs stretch across the moon- lit sky! – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu