What does extract mean?

Definitions for extract
ɪkˈstrækt; ˈɛk stræktex·tract

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. infusion, extractnoun

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

  2. excerpt, excerption, extract, selectionverb

    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 outverb

    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. extractverb

    get despite difficulties or obstacles

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

  5. educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw outverb

    deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

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

  6. distill, extract, distilverb

    extract by the process of distillation

    "distill the essence of this compound"

  7. extractverb

    separate (a metal) from an ore

  8. press out, express, extractverb

    obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

    "Italians express coffee rather than filter it"

  9. excerpt, extract, take outverb

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

  10. extractverb

    calculate the root of a number

Wiktionary

  1. extractnoun

    That which is extracted or drawn out.

  2. extractnoun

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

  3. extractnoun

    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. extractnoun

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

  5. extractnoun

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

  6. extractnoun

    Ancestry; descent.

  7. extractnoun

    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. extractverb

    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. extractverb

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

  10. extractverb

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

  11. extractverb

    To determine (a root of a number).

    Please extract the third root of 27.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Extractnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    In tinctures, if the superfluous spirit of wine be distilled off, it leaves at the bottom that thicker substance, which chymists call the extract of vegetables. Robert Boyle, Scept. Chym.

    To dip our tongues in gall, to have nothing in our mouth but the extract and exhalation of our inward bitterness, is no great sensuality. Government of the Tongue, s. 10.

    I will present a few extracts out of authors. William Camden, Rem.

    Some books may be read by extracts made of them by others, but only in the less important arguments, and the meaner books; else distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Francis Bacon, Essays, Civil and Moral.

    Spend some hours everyday in reading, and making extracts, if your memory be weak. Jonathan Swift.

  2. Extractpartic. adj.

  3. To EXTRACTverb

    Etymology: extraho, extractum, Latin.

    The drawing one metal or mineral out of another, we call extracting. Francis Bacon, Physical Remarks.

    Out of the ashes of all plants they extract a salt which they use in medicines. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 645.

    If the metallick or mineral matter is discoverable, it is so diffused and scattered amongst the crasser and more unprofitable matter, that it would never be possible to separate and extract it. John Woodward, Natural History.

    They
    Whom sunny Borney bears, are stor’d with streams
    Egregious, rum and rice’s spirit extract. Phillips.

    I now see
    Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh, myself
    Before me: woman is her name, of man
    Extracted. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. viii. l. 497.

    These waters were extracted, and laid upon the surface of the ground. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    To see how this case is represented, I have extracted out of that pamphlet a few notorious falshoods. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. Extract

    An extract is a substance made by extracting a part of a raw material, often by using a solvent such as ethanol, oil or water. Extracts may be sold as tinctures, absolutes or in powder form. The aromatic principles of many spices, nuts, herbs, fruits, etc., and some flowers, are marketed as extracts, among the best known of true extracts being almond, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, lemon, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, pistachio, rose, spearmint, vanilla, violet, rum, and wintergreen.

ChatGPT

  1. extract

    Extract refers to removing or obtaining something with a particular effort or action. This could be a substance or a component considered to be desirable and separated from a solution or mixture. Alternatively, it could also refer to deriving or obtaining information or a meaning from a source or piece of data.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Extractverb

    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. Extractverb

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

  3. Extractverb

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

  4. Extractnoun

    that which is extracted or drawn out

  5. Extractnoun

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

  6. Extractnoun

    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. Extractnoun

    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. Extractnoun

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

  9. Extractnoun

    extraction; descent

  10. Extractnoun

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

  11. Etymology: [L. extractus, p. p. of extrahere to extract; ex out + trahere to draw. See Trace, and cf. Estreat.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Extract

    eks-trakt′, v.t. to draw out by force or otherwise: to choose out or select: to find out: to distil.—n. Ex′tract, anything drawn from a substance by heat, distillation, &c., as an essence: a passage taken from a book or writing.—adjs. Extract′able, Extract′ible; Extract′iform.—n. Extrac′tion, act of extracting: derivation from a stock or family: birth: lineage: that which is extracted.—adj. Extract′ive, tending or serving to extract.—n. an extract.—n. Extract′or, he who, or that which, extracts.—Extract the root of a quantity, to find its root by a mathematical process; Extractive matter, the soluble portions of any drug. [L. extrahĕre, extractumex, out, trahĕre, to draw.]

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of extract in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of extract in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of extract in a Sentence

  1. Michael Fuchs:

    The biggest outstanding question still remains -- what price North Korea want to extract from the United States.

  2. Cyril Connolly:

    The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the isolation of all other forms of composition; for most good talkers, when they have run down, are miserable; they know that they have betrayed themselves, that they have taken material which should have a life of its own, to dispense it in noises upon the air.

  3. Fathy Hammad:

    We will extract reconstruction by our rifles, if there will be no rebuilding, there will be another explosion.

  4. Chris Olukolade:

    We are screening them to make sure they are not combatants, to extract intelligence.

  5. Lewis Hamilton:

    Even though we had the championship won, I just really wanted to keep my head down and see if we could learn and extract more from this beautiful car that's a piece of art, i feel so happy with today, man.

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Translations for extract

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  • извлечение, изваждам, вадя, извадка, извличам, екстрактBulgarian
  • extreureCatalan, Valencian
  • extrakt, extrahovat, vytáhnout, výtažekCzech
  • Auszug, entziehen, ExtraktGerman
  • εξάγω, υπολογίζω, απόσπασμαGreek
  • ĉerpiEsperanto
  • extracto, pasaje, sacar, fragmento, extraerSpanish
  • استخراج کردنPersian
  • ote, uute, katkelma, laskea, lainata, lainaus, uutos, poistaa, siteerata, jauhe, poimia, [[vetää]] [[ulos]], syntyperä, määrittää, uuttaaFinnish
  • extraireFrench
  • bainIrish
  • עקר, חילץ, מיצהHebrew
  • उद्धरणHindi
  • kivonatHungarian
  • քաղվածքArmenian
  • cavareItalian
  • エキスJapanese
  • hīkaro, whakapūrero, whakapūreoMāori
  • ekstrakMalay
  • ekstrakt, utdrag, uttrekk, ekstrahereNorwegian
  • wyciągPolish
  • extrair, extratoPortuguese
  • extras, extract, extrageRomanian
  • вы́тяжка, извлекать, извлече́ние, экстра́кт, вы́держка, извлечьRussian
  • పీకుTelugu
  • trích xuấtVietnamese

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