Definitions: (1) expanding; reaching <stretching the limits of imagination>; (2) opening the mind beyond its previous boundaries <resulting in new extents>; (3) elongating something that has the ability to return to its original shape; (4) going beyond an original ability <usually with effort>; (5) extending over a distance <stretching your thoughts even to the heavens>

Quote: Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimension. — Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American Physician and Author