Definitions for texttɛkst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the main body of matter in a manuscript, book, etc., as distinguished from notes, appendixes, illustrations, etc.
the actual, original words of an author or speaker, as opposed to a translation, paraphrase, or the like.
any of the various forms in which a writing exists:
The text is a medieval transcription.
the wording adopted by an editor as representing the original words of an author:
the authoritative text of Catullus.
any theme or topic.
the words of a song or the like.
a short passage of Scripture, esp. one chosen in proof of a doctrine or as the subject of a sermon.
type, as distinguished from illustrations, margins, etc.
Ref: black letter.
Ling. a unit of connected speech or writing that forms a cohesive whole.
anything considered to be a subject for analysis by or as if by methods of literary criticism.
Origin of text:
1300–50; ME < ML textus text, terms, L: weaving pattern, structure
text, textual matter(noun)
the words of something written
"there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon
"the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"
textbook, text, text edition, schoolbook, school text(noun)
a book prepared for use in schools or colleges
"his economics textbook is in its tenth edition"; "the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy"
the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.)
"pictures made the text easier to understand"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the writing in a book, newspaper, etc.
a book with large text
a book, piece of writing, etc. that is studied
a literary text
to send a message to sb on a cellphone
Text me later to tell me where you are.
A writing consisting of multiple glyphs, characters, symbols or sentences.
A book, tome or other set of writings.
A brief written message transmitted between mobile phones; an SMS text message.
Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text (often contrasted with binary data).
To send a text message to; i.e. to transmit text using the Short Message Service (SMS), or a similar service, between communications devices, particularly mobile phones.
Just text me when you get here.
To send and receive text messages.
Have you been texting all afternoon?
Origin: From textus, perfect passive participle of texo.
a discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary
the four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence
a verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine
hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme
a style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text
to write in large characters, as in text hand
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. [techspeak] Executable code, esp. a pure code portion shared between multiple instances of a program running in a multitasking OS. Compare English. 2. Textual material in the mainstream sense; data in ordinary ASCII or EBCDIC representation (see flat-ASCII). “Those are text files; you can review them using the editor.” These two contradictory senses confuse hackers, too.
Translations for text
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
in a book, the written or printed words, as opposed to the illustrations, notes etc
First the text was printed, then the drawings added.
- textoPortuguese (BR)
- der TextGerman
- texti, lesmálIcelandic
- metin, tekstTurkish
- 本文，正文Chinese (Trad.)
- nguyên vănVietnamese
- 本文，正文Chinese (Simp.)
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