Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tract”

tract

noun [C] (WRITING)    /trækt/
a short piece of writing, especially on a religious or political subject, that is intended to influence other people's opinions: a moral/religious/socialist tract Have you read John Milton's tracts on divorce?Papers and compositions
(Definition of tract noun (WRITING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of tract

Definitions of “tract” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More