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Meaning of EXCERPT

Pronunciation:  [n]'eksurpt, [v]ek'surpt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
  2. [v]  take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
 

EXCERPT is a 7 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: extract, extract, selection, take out
 
 See Also: analecta, analects, choose, citation, clipping, cut, cutting, newspaper clipping, passage, pick out, press clipping, press cutting, quotation, quote, select, take, track

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ex*cerpt"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excerpted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Excerpting}.] [From L. excerptus, p. p. See
    {Excerp}.]
    To select; to extract; to cite; to quote.
    
          Out of which we have excerpted the following
          particulars.                             --Fuller.
    
    
  2. \Ex*cerp"t\ (277), n.
    An extract; a passage selected or copied from a book or
    record.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: choose out, citation, cite, cull, cull out, decide between, excerption, extract, extraction, glean, handpick, make a selection, passage, pick, pick out, quotation, quote, select, selected passage, selection, sift, single out, take, winnow
 

 

 

 

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