Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To thrust (something) out or forth; cause to protrude.
  • adj. Thrust outward or protruding, as stamens projecting beyond petals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To thrust out
  • v. To protrude
  • adj. Standing out; projecting beyond some other part.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Standing out; projecting beyond some other part.
  • transitive v. To thrust out; to protrude.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To protrude or thrust out.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. thrust or extend out

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin exserere, exsert-; see exert.

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Latin exsertus, past participle of exserere ("to stretch out or forth"). See exert.

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