What does the word extract mean?

Usage examples for extract

  1. In regard to this accomplishment of playing on one string, a critic said: " To effect so much on a single string is truly wonderful; nevertheless any good player can extract more from two than from one. – Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee
  2. " Here it is," he said, and promptly read out an extract from the letter. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  3. Extract from Observations written in Pennsylvania in 1751. 2.- When families can be easily supported, more persons marry, and earlier in life. – Christmas Stories by Edward Berens