Definitions for extractɪkˈstrækt; ˈɛk strækt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•tractɪkˈstrækt; ˈɛk strækt(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to pull or draw out, usu. with special effort:

    to extract a tooth.

  2. to draw forth; educe:

    to extract information.

  3. to derive; obtain:

    extracted satisfaction from her success.

  4. to take or copy out (excerpts), as from a book.

  5. to gain with determined effort:

    to extract a secret from someone.

  6. to separate or obtain from a mixture, as by pressure, distillation, or treatment with solvents.

    Category: Chemistry

  7. to determine (the root of a quantity).

    Category: Math

  8. (n.)something extracted.

  9. a passage taken from a written work; excerpt.

  10. a solid, viscid, or liquid substance containing the essence or active substance of a food, plant, or drug in concentrated form:

    beef extract; vanilla extract.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of extract:

1375–1425; late ME < L extractus, ptp. of extrahere to pull out

ex•tract`a•bil′i•ty(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. infusion, extract(noun)

    a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)

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

    a passage selected from a larger work

    "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"

  3. extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out(verb)

    remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

    "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"

  4. extract(verb)

    get despite difficulties or obstacles

    "I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions"

  5. educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out(verb)

    deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

    "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"

  6. distill, extract, distil(verb)

    extract by the process of distillation

    "distill the essence of this compound"

  7. extract(verb)

    separate (a metal) from an ore

  8. press out, express, extract(verb)

    obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

    "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"

  9. excerpt, extract, take out(verb)

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

  10. extract(verb)

    calculate the root of a number

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. extract(verb)ɪkˈstrækt; n. ˈɛk strækt

    to remove a part or substance from

    to extract liquid fuel from coal

  2. extract(noun)ɪkˈstrækt; n. ˈɛk strækt

    a short piece of writing taken from sth longer

    an extract from her novel

  3. extractɪkˈstrækt; n. ˈɛk strækt

    a part or substance that has been extracted

    vanilla extract

Wiktionary

  1. extract(Noun)

    That which is extracted or drawn out.

  2. extract(Noun)

    A portion of a book or document, incorporated distinctly in another work; a citation; a quotation.

  3. extract(Noun)

    A decoction, solution, or infusion made by drawing out from any substance that which gives it its essential and characteristic virtue; essence; as, extract of beef; extract of dandelion; also, any substance so extracted, and characteristic of that from which it is obtained; as, quinine is the most important extract of Peruvian bark.

  4. extract(Noun)

    A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an abstract.

  5. extract(Noun)

    A peculiar principle (fundamental essence) once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the extractive principle.

  6. extract(Noun)

    Ancestry; descent.

  7. extract(Noun)

    A draft or copy of writing; a certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgment therein, with an order for execution.

  8. extract(Verb)

    To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.; as, to extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, a splinter from the finger.

  9. extract(Verb)

    To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Compare abstract, transitive verb.

  10. extract(Verb)

    To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.

  11. extract(Verb)

    To determine (a root of a number).

    Please extract the third root of 27.

  12. Origin: From extractum, neuter perfect passive participle of extraho.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extract(verb)

    to draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.; as, to extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, a splinter from the finger

  2. Extract(verb)

    to withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Cf. Abstract, v. t., 6

  3. Extract(verb)

    to take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book

  4. Extract(noun)

    that which is extracted or drawn out

  5. Extract(noun)

    a portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation

  6. Extract(noun)

    a decoction, solution, or infusion made by drawing out from any substance that which gives it its essential and characteristic virtue; essence; as, extract of beef; extract of dandelion; also, any substance so extracted, and characteristic of that from which it is obtained; as, quinine is the most important extract of Peruvian bark

  7. Extract(noun)

    a solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an abstract. See Abstract, n., 4

  8. Extract(noun)

    a peculiar principle once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the extractive principle

  9. Extract(noun)

    extraction; descent

  10. Extract(noun)

    a draught or copy of writing; certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgement therein, with an order for execution

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extract' in Nouns Frequency: #2310

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'extract' in Verbs Frequency: #787


Translations for extract

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

extract(verb)

a passage selected from a book etc

a short extract from his novel.

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