Definitions for excerptˈɛk sɜrpt; ɪkˈsɜrpt, ˈɛk sɜrpt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•cerptˈɛk sɜrpt; ɪkˈsɜrpt, ˈɛk sɜrpt(n.; v.)

  1. a passage or quotation taken or selected from a book, document, film, or the like; extract.

  2. (v.t.)to take or select (a passage) from a book, film, or the like; extract.

  3. to take or select passages from (a book, film, or the like); abridge by choosing representative sections.

Origin of excerpt:

1375–1425; late ME < L excerptus, ptp. of excerpere to pick out


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


  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

Translations for excerpt

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a part taken from a book etc

I heard an excerpt from his latest novel on the radio.

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