Main definitions of porrect in English

: porrect1porrect2

porrect1

Pronunciation /pəˈrɛkt/

adjective

Zoology Entomology Botany
  • Extended forward and outwards, especially horizontally in a straight line.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in George Samouelle (d. 1846). From classical Latin porrēctus stretched out, extended, use as adjective of past participle of porrigere to stretch out, extend.

Main definitions of porrect in English

: porrect1porrect2

porrect2

Pronunciation /pəˈrɛkt/

verb

  • 1Zoology
    To stretch out, to extend (a part of the body, etc.). Compare porrect .

  • 2Christianity Law
    To put forward, tender; to produce or submit for examination or correction.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis. From classical Latin porrēct-, past participial stem of porrigere to stretch out, extend, to put forward, hold out, to offer, present from por- forward (from an ablaut variant of the Indo-European base of pro-) + regere to stretch, direct.