Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: excerpt  'ek,surpt or 'eg,zurpt
  1. A passage selected from a larger work
    "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings";
    - excerption, extract, selection
Verb: excerpt  'ek,surpt or 'eg,zurpt
  1. Take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
    - extract, take out

Derived forms: excerpted, excerpting, excerpts

Type of: choose, passage, pick out, select, take

Encyclopedia: Excerpt