What does extract mean?

Definitions for extract
ɪkˈstrækt; ˈɛk stræktex·tract

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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

Wiktionary

  1. extract(Noun)

    That which is extracted or drawn out.

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

  2. extract(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  5. extract(Noun)

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

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

  6. extract(Noun)

    Ancestry; descent.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  9. extract(Verb)

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

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

  10. extract(Verb)

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

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

  11. extract(Verb)

    To determine (a root of a number).

    Please extract the third root of 27.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Extract(verb)

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

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

  3. Extract(verb)

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

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

  4. Extract(noun)

    that which is extracted or drawn out

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

  5. Extract(noun)

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  8. Extract(noun)

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

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

  9. Extract(noun)

    extraction; descent

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

  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

    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.]

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  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. Fudge Wilson:

    i dunno...it looks pretty fucked......maybe if we kick it?" extract from conversation between fudge and myself,caught on tape sometime in 2006

  2. Jake Baum:

    Kids bought in the lumpiest soups even though we told them not to, the idea was to try and get some kind of clear extract from it.

  3. Grover Cleveland:

    It is the duty of those serving the people in public place closely to limit public expenditures to the actual needs of the government economically administered, because this bounds the right of the government to extract tribute from the earnings of labor or the property of the citizen, and because public extravagance begets extravagance among the people. We should never be ashamed of the simplicity and prudential economies which are best suited to the operation of a republican form of government and most compatible with the mission of the American people. Those who are selected for a limited time to manage public affairs are still of the people, and may do much by their example to encourage, consistently with the dignity of their official functions, that plain way of life which among their fellow-citizens aids integrity and promotes thrift and prosperity.

  4. Donald Trump:

    This evil anti-Semitic attack is an assault on all of us. It's an assault on humanity. It will require all of us working together to extract the hateful poison of anti-Semitism from the world, the scourge of anti-Semitism can not be ignored, can not be tolerated and can not be allowed to continue.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The people, barring a very few in this selfish world, do not appreciate a person's wise words or nice deeds unless and until they get merely their own profit our of it or can extract some sort of benefit out of him/her.

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Translations for extract

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  • извлечение, извличам, екстракт, извадка, вадя, изваждамBulgarian
  • extreureCatalan, Valencian
  • extrahovat, výtažek, vytáhnout, extraktCzech
  • Auszug, Extrakt, entziehenGerman
  • υπολογίζω, εξάγω, απόσπασμαGreek
  • ĉerpiEsperanto
  • sacar, fragmento, extraer, extracto, pasajeSpanish
  • استخراج کردنPersian
  • katkelma, poimia, määrittää, ote, uute, uuttaa, syntyperä, [[vetää]] [[ulos]], poistaa, lainaus, lainata, laskea, siteerata, jauhe, uutosFinnish
  • extraireFrench
  • bainIrish
  • מיצה, עקר, חילץHebrew
  • उद्धरणHindi
  • kivonatHungarian
  • քաղվածքArmenian
  • cavareItalian
  • hīkaro, whakapūreo, whakapūreroMāori
  • ekstrakMalay
  • ekstrahere, uttrekk, utdrag, ekstraktNorwegian
  • wyciągPolish
  • extrato, extrairPortuguese
  • extract, extras, extrageRomanian
  • извлече́ние, извлечь, вы́держка, вы́тяжка, экстра́кт, извлекатьRussian
  • పీకుTelugu
  • trích xuấtVietnamese

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