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. Elzear Blaze, La Vie Militaire:

    In the career of glory one gains many things; the gout and medals, a pension and rheumatism....And also frozen feet, an arm or leg the less, a bullet lodged between two bones which the surgeon cannot extract....all of these fatigues experienced in your youth, you pay for when you grow old. Because one has suffered in years gone by, it is necessary to suffer more, which does not seem exactly fair.

  2. Thomas Huxley:

    Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness; but, nevertheless, what you get out depends on what you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat flour from peas cods, so pages of formulae will not get a definite result out of loose data.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    In rural America, we are seeing giant agribusiness conglomerates extract as much wealth out of small communities as they can, while family farmers are going bankrupt and, in many cases, treated like modern-day indentured servants.

  4. Khalil Gibran:

    The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.

  5. Braddock Linsley:

    I was fascinated by the fact that the corals had these annual bands in them and you could potentially extract annual resolve records back several hundred years.

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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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