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ex·cerpt

 (ĕk′sûrpt′)
n.
A passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as a literary or musical composition, a document, or a film.
tr.v. (ĭk-sûrpt′) ex·cerpt·ed, ex·cerpt·ing, ex·cerpts
1. To select or use (a passage or segment from a longer work).
2. To select or use material from (a longer work).

[From Middle English, excerpted, from Latin excerptus, past participle of excerpere, to pick out : ex-, ex- + carpere, to pluck; see kerp- in Indo-European roots.]

excerpt

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a part or passage taken from a book, speech, play, etc, and considered on its own; extract
vb
(tr) to take (a part or passage) from a book, speech, play, etc
[C17: from Latin excerptum, literally: (something) picked out, from excerpere to select, from carpere to pluck]
exˈcerptible adj
exˈcerption n

ex•cerpt

(n. ˈɛk sɜrpt; v. ɪkˈsɜrpt, ˈɛk sɜrpt)

n.
1. a passage or quotation taken or selected from a book, document, film, or the like; extract.
v.t.
2. to take or select (a passage) from a book, film, or the like; extract.
3. to take or select passages from (a book, film, or the like); abridge by choosing representative sections.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin excerptus, past participle of excerpere to pick out]
ex•cerpt′er, ex•cerp′tor, n.
ex•cerpt′i•ble, adj.
ex•cerp′tion, n.

excerpt


Past participle: excerpted
Gerund: excerpting

Imperative
excerpt
excerpt
Present
I excerpt
you excerpt
he/she/it excerpts
we excerpt
you excerpt
they excerpt
Preterite
I excerpted
you excerpted
he/she/it excerpted
we excerpted
you excerpted
they excerpted
Present Continuous
I am excerpting
you are excerpting
he/she/it is excerpting
we are excerpting
you are excerpting
they are excerpting
Present Perfect
I have excerpted
you have excerpted
he/she/it has excerpted
we have excerpted
you have excerpted
they have excerpted
Past Continuous
I was excerpting
you were excerpting
he/she/it was excerpting
we were excerpting
you were excerpting
they were excerpting
Past Perfect
I had excerpted
you had excerpted
he/she/it had excerpted
we had excerpted
you had excerpted
they had excerpted
Future
I will excerpt
you will excerpt
he/she/it will excerpt
we will excerpt
you will excerpt
they will excerpt
Future Perfect
I will have excerpted
you will have excerpted
he/she/it will have excerpted
we will have excerpted
you will have excerpted
they will have excerpted
Future Continuous
I will be excerpting
you will be excerpting
he/she/it will be excerpting
we will be excerpting
you will be excerpting
they will be excerpting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been excerpting
you have been excerpting
he/she/it has been excerpting
we have been excerpting
you have been excerpting
they have been excerpting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been excerpting
you will have been excerpting
he/she/it will have been excerpting
we will have been excerpting
you will have been excerpting
they will have been excerpting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been excerpting
you had been excerpting
he/she/it had been excerpting
we had been excerpting
you had been excerpting
they had been excerpting
Conditional
I would excerpt
you would excerpt
he/she/it would excerpt
we would excerpt
you would excerpt
they would excerpt
Past Conditional
I would have excerpted
you would have excerpted
he/she/it would have excerpted
we would have excerpted
you would have excerpted
they would have excerpted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.excerpt - a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
passage - a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
chrestomathy - a selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language
analecta, analects - a collection of excerpts from a literary work
clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting, cutting - an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"
track, cut - a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; "he played the first cut on the cd"; "the title track of the album"
quotation, quote, citation - a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
Verb1.excerpt - take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

excerpt

noun
1. extract, part, piece, section, selection, passage, portion, fragment, quotation, citation, pericope an excerpt from Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker'
verb
1. extract, take, select, quote, cite, pick out, cull The readings were excerpted from his autobiography.
Translations
مُقْتَطَف، نُبْذَه
uddrag
szemelvény
útdráttur, ágrip
ištrauka
fragmentsizvilkums

excerpt

[ˈeksɜːpt] Nextracto m

excerpt

[ˈɛksɜːrpt] nextrait m
an excerpt from → un extrait de

excerpt

nAuszug m, → Exzerpt nt
vt (Liter, Mus) → exzerpieren

excerpt

[ˈɛksɜːpt] n (from film) → spezzone m; (from TV play) → estratto; (from book) (Mus) → brano

excerpt

(ˈeksəːpt) noun
a part taken from a book etc. I heard an excerpt from his latest novel on the radio.
References in classic literature ?
She had paused for a while after her recent speech, in order to think of something else to say; and during this pause had come to her mind certain excerpts from one of those admirable articles on love, by Luella Delia Philpotts, which do so much to boost the reading public of the United States into the higher planes.
For centuries it was incorporated in outline or in excerpts into almost all the sober chronicles, and what is of much more importance for literature, it was taken up and rehandled in various fashions by very numerous romancers.
and he read an excerpt from the closely written page:
Covering all 64 years of Queen VictoriaAEs reign, this reference for students and general readers gathers excerpts from primary sources, with entries on significant events for every day of a calendar year.
Excerpts from "Los elementos filmicos no especificos" (Marcel Martin).
She received her doctorate from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, focusing her dissertation research on the role of opera excerpts in recent American horn pedagogy.
a) the final design of the excerpt main intervention and the eventual final design excerpts S1 and S2;
RIGHTHAVEN, THE company that has taken to suing blogs and websites for reposting newspaper articles--especially those of the Las Vegas-Review Journal without permission, has announced it no longer plans to sue websites for posting brief excerpts of stories, The corn party was handed a defeat by a Nevada judge who ruled in favor of a real estate website that excerpted eight sentences of a Review Journal story about the real estate market.
The unifying theme is the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the excerpts discuss its cases and policy issues in Africa; U.
The paper carries excerpts from the reports of the Council of Europe from 2003 to 2009 referring to the rights of the Macedonian minority in Greece, as well as excerpts from reports of the United Nations, the U.
With excerpts from Zophiel; or, The Bride of Seven" (1833).
PAUL BURRELL admitted that he did not do the "decent" thing by the Duke of Edinburgh in publishing excerpts from his private correspondence with Diana, Princess of Wales, without his permission or consent.