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Meaning of EXCERPT

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

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  1. \Ex*cerpt"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excerpted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Excerpting}.] [From L. excerptus, p. p. See
    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
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