American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A lengthy, appended exposition of a topic or point.
- n. A digression.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A digression; an excursion.
- n. A dissertation inserted in a work, as an edition of a classic, to elucidate some obscure or important point of the text.
- n. A fuller treatment (in a separate section) of a particular part of the text of a book, especially a classic.
- n. A narrative digression, especially to discuss a particular issue.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A dissertation or digression appended to a work, and containing a more extended exposition of some important point or topic.
- n. a message that departs from the main subject
- From Latin excursus ‘excursion’. (Wiktionary)
- Latin, from past participle of excurrere, to run out; see excursion. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I might come home with a new gadget that you don't have and you'll decide its time to "excursus" your right to take my money.”
“Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed it as unnecessary and even unhelpful "excursus," but the Supreme Court on Thursday gave the American people - increasingly devoted to their electronic communication devices - some broad hints that the Justices are sensitive to claims for protection for the ...”
“Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed it as unnecessary and even unhelpful "excursus," but the Supreme Court on Thursday gave the American people - increasingly devoted to their electronic communication devices - some broad hints that the”
“excursus" on Sordello's presumed effort to strike out a new form and method in poetic language.”
“Benedicti "but Mabillon added so much to it in the way of prefaces, notes, and" excursus "that it is justly accounted as his work.”
“For reasons that I cannot now recall, that excursus needed to be excised from the chapter about deceit in my last book, A Brief History of the Smile.”
“I could do a brief excursus on Lochner as well, but something tells me Torquemada here would sniff at that as well, intimating his sniff suffices for probative analysis.”
“In an excursus which must have given the reporters migraines, he started talking about the enlightenment concept of reason.”
“C.S. Lewis concludes an excursus on love of country with this utilitarian observation:”
“He also has a separate excursus on Josephus' material on pp.56-62.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘excursus’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
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R. Peter Jackson's list
Oddments culled from my "main" lists that belong in a display cabinet of their own, plus sundry other curiosities. :-)
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