Definitions for excerptˈɛk sɜrpt; ɪkˈsɜrpt, ˈɛk sɜrpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excerpt, excerption, extract, selection(verb)

    a passage selected from a larger work

    "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"

  2. excerpt, extract, take out(verb)

    take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

Wiktionary

  1. excerpt(Noun)

    a clip, snippet, passage or extract from a larger work such as a news article, a film, a literary composition or other media

  2. excerpt(Verb)

    To select or copy sample material (excerpts) from a work.

  3. Origin: From excerptus, past participle of excerpere, from ex + carpere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excerpt(verb)

    to select; to extract; to cite; to quote

  2. Excerpt(noun)

    an extract; a passage selected or copied from a book or record

  3. Origin: [From L. excerptus, p. p. See Excerp.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Excerpt

    ek′sėrpt, or ek-sėrpt′, n. a passage selected from a book, an extract.—v.t. Excerpt′, to select: to extract.—ns. Excerpt′ing, Excerp′tion; Excerp′tor. [L. excerptum, pa.p. of excerpĕreex, out, carpĕre, to pick.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of excerpt in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of excerpt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Shultz:

    Former secretary of state George Shultz, reflecting on forty years of United States foreign policy from 1970 to the present, said, “When I think about all the money we spent on bombs and munitions, and our failures in Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan and other places around the world . . . Instead of advancing our agenda using force, we should have instead built schools and hospitals in these countries, improving the lives of their children. By now, those children would have grown into positions of influence, and they would be grateful to us instead of hating us.” Excerpt From: Daniel J. Levitin. “The Organized Scienceof Mind

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