What does the word tract mean?

Usage examples for tract

  1. Then the tract settles down to business. – The History of the Fabian Society by Edward R. Pease
  2. It is by far the most extensive tract of cultivated land that we have seen in the island, and is improved to its utmost capacity. – Journal of an African Cruiser by Horatio Bridge
  3. A Hindu wood- merchant took a contract for clearing a large tract of forest land some miles beyond the Yerandawana settlement. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin