What does extract mean?

Definitions for extract
ɪkˈstrækt; ˈɛk stræktex·tract

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word extract.

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.

  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

  11. Origin: [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. Abdul Qader al Khatib:

    I fear he may be tortured to extract a confession.

  2. Nicolas Brusson:

    If you create value, at some point you will be able to extract value.

  3. Saul Williams:

    To me, it would probably be more work to extract my politics from my art.

  4. Nick Anstead:

    It( would give) them power to extract concessions on a vote by vote basis.

  5. Chris Olukolade:

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

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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
  • 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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