American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as a literary or musical composition, a document, or a film.
- v. To select or use (a passage or segment from a longer work).
- v. To select or use material from (a longer work).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take or cull out (a passage in a written or printed work); select; cite; extract.
- n. An extract from a written or printed work: as, excerpts from the records.
- n. a clip, snippet, passage or extract from a larger work such as a news article, a film, a literary composition or other media
- v. To select or copy sample material (excerpts) from a work.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To select; to extract; to cite; to quote.
- n. An extract; a passage selected or copied from a book or record.
- n. a passage selected from a larger work
- v. take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
- From Latin excerptus, past participle of excerpere ("to pick out"), from ex ("out") + carpere ("to pick, pluck") (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“* % excerpt% - A text-only excerpt of the body content.”
“I love ancient myths … history was one of my favorite classes and I looked it up and heres in excerpt from the wiki article:”
“The focus of this excerpt is the lack of freedom of blacks (non-whites in general, actually, as it also included Chinese, Filipinos, native Americans, people from the Indian subcontinent and others).”
“BM: This excerpt is the opening page or two of the book.”
“Bobbi Rightmyer presents The Baby Bones posted at My Muse and Me, saying, “This excerpt is approximately 900 words.””
“To celebrate the milestone, I've posted a 2,000-word excerpt from the opening of the book:”
“One clarification – the Truscott quoted in your excerpt is actually one of the few members of the club who is PRO-Hemings descendants.”
“This excerpt is a good example of Hemans's style, which is either "false stilted and trashy" or "sweet and elegant," depending on your point of view.”
“Editor's note: Have a look at this excerpt from the recently revised NASA Organization description.”
“I wrote about it over at Selenian Boondocks, and one excerpt is as follows:”
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