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excerpt

[ noun ek-surpt; verb ik-surpt, ek-surpt ]SEE DEFINITION OF excerpt
  • nouncitation; something taken from a whole
  • verbtake a part from a whole

Synonyms for excerpt

  • extract
  • fragment
  • passage
  • piece
  • portion
  • quotation
  • selection
  • notation
  • note
  • part
  • quote
  • saying
  • section
  • pericope
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Antonyms for excerpt

  • entirety
  • refusal
  • whole
  • insert
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXCERPT

Grenfell and Hunt date the Gospel, from which it is an excerpt, about 200.

Mark the adjectives in this excerpt and use them in sentences of your own.

The letter from which the excerpt is taken was written Feb. 13, 1895.

Was then this "excerpt charter" a forgery, or a genuine document?

We should not now combine a Norse saga with an excerpt from a novel by George Meredith.

He gives in the Supplement an excerpt from the records of the trial.

We excerpt a few relevant statements from these almost at random.

If you care to read the rest of his history you must turn to the book from which this excerpt was torn.

An excerpt from the rather ponderous blue book will tell us.

Let us glance at an excerpt or two from these official British letters.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (implied in excerpte), from Latin excerptus, past participle of excerpere "pluck out, pick out, extract, excerpt," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + carpere "pluck, gather," from PIE *kerp- "to gather, pluck, harvest" (see harvest (n.)). Related: Excerpted; excerpting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXCERPT

bit

nountiny piece
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