Search Result for "excerpt":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a passage selected from a larger work;
- Example: "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
[syn: excerpt, excerption, extract, selection]


VERB (1)

1. take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy;
[syn: excerpt, extract, take out]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Excerpt \Ex*cerpt"\ ([e^]k*s[~e]rpt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excerpted; p. pr. & vb. n. Excerpting.] [From L. excerptus, p. p. See Excerp.] To select; to extract; to cite; to quote. [1913 Webster] Out of which we have excerpted the following particulars. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Excerpt \Ex"cerpt\ ([e^]k"s[~e]rpt; 277), n. An extract; a passage selected or copied from a book or record. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "excerpt": choose out, citation, cite, cull, cull out, decide between, excerption, extract, extraction, glean, handpick, make a selection, passage, pick, pick out, quotation, quote, select, selected passage, selection, sift, single out, take, winnow




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