Definitions for extract
ɪkˈstrækt; ˈɛk stræktex·tract
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word extract.
a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
excerpt, excerption, extract, selectionverb
a passage selected from a larger work
"he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
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"
get despite difficulties or obstacles
"I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions"
educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw outverb
deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
"We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
distill, extract, distilverb
extract by the process of distillation
"distill the essence of this compound"
separate (a metal) from an ore
press out, express, extractverb
obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
"Italians express coffee rather than filter it"
excerpt, extract, take outverb
take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
calculate the root of a number
That which is extracted or drawn out.
A portion of a book or document, incorporated distinctly in another work; a citation; a quotation.
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.
A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an abstract.
A peculiar principle (fundamental essence) once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the extractive principle.
A draft or copy of writing; a certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgment therein, with an order for execution.
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.
To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Compare abstract, transitive verb.
To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
To determine (a root of a number).
Please extract the third root of 27.
Etymology: From extractum, neuter perfect passive participle of extraho.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
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
to withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Cf. Abstract, v. t., 6
to take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book
that which is extracted or drawn out
a portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation
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
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
a peculiar principle once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the extractive principle
a draught or copy of writing; certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgement therein, with an order for execution
Etymology: [L. extractus, p. p. of extrahere to extract; ex out + trahere to draw. See Trace, and cf. Estreat.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, extractum—ex, out, trahĕre, to draw.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'extract' in Nouns Frequency: #2310
Rank popularity for the word 'extract' in Verbs Frequency: #787
The numerical value of extract in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of extract in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
We knew how to input data, how to extract data, and we know how to access it for prediction purposes, in contrast, the new data system has many inconsistencies.
Being able to extract and read the neuronal code from higher-level areas of the brain could also lead to important breakthroughs in the emerging field of neural prosthetics, where people who are paralyzed used their thoughts to control objects in their environment.
What United States needs to be looking for right now are genuine steps from North Korea that indicate a willingness to move the process forward. If North Korea is genuinely willing to close down Yongbyon and to allow in inspectors... those are just partial steps, but those are genuine steps forward, the biggest outstanding question still remains -- what price North Korea want to extract from the United States.
At this point, the cost of electricity from coal, which has been stable over a very long period of time, is no longer competitive with those other sources, fox News is something that is, to me, just a question of technology advancement. We could n’t extract natural gas at the same price 20 years ago as we can now, so natural gas-fired power plants are more competitive … Since we invented electricity 125 years ago, things have always been evolving and changing — how we get our electricity, the cost of electricity to us. What we take into account we think about the cost of electricity.
It looks like they are trying to be more purposeful, so they're breaching companies, understanding exactly what company they breached and trying to penetrate as fully as possible, so that they can then extract as much money as possible.
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- извлечение, изваждам, вадя, извадка, извличам, екстрактBulgarian
- extreureCatalan, Valencian
- extrakt, extrahovat, vytáhnout, výtažekCzech
- Auszug, entziehen, ExtraktGerman
- εξάγω, υπολογίζω, απόσπασμαGreek
- extracto, pasaje, sacar, fragmento, extraerSpanish
- استخراج کردنPersian
- ote, uute, katkelma, laskea, lainata, lainaus, uutos, poistaa, siteerata, jauhe, poimia, [[vetää]] [[ulos]], syntyperä, määrittää, uuttaaFinnish
- עקר, חילץ, מיצהHebrew
- hīkaro, whakapūrero, whakapūreoMāori
- ekstrakt, utdrag, uttrekk, ekstrahereNorwegian
- extrair, extratoPortuguese
- extras, extract, extrageRomanian
- вы́тяжка, извлекать, извлече́ние, экстра́кт, вы́держка, извлечьRussian
- trích xuấtVietnamese
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