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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the main body of matter in a manuscript, book, etc., as distinguished from notes, appendixes, illustrations, etc.

  2. the actual, original words of an author or speaker, as opposed to a translation, paraphrase, or the like.

  3. any of the various forms in which a writing exists:

    The text is a medieval transcription.

  4. the wording adopted by an editor as representing the original words of an author:

    the authoritative text of Catullus.

  5. any theme or topic.

  6. the words of a song or the like.

  7. a textbook.

  8. a short passage of Scripture, esp. one chosen in proof of a doctrine or as the subject of a sermon.

    Category: Religion

  9. type, as distinguished from illustrations, margins, etc.

    Category: Printing

    Ref: black letter.

  10. Ling. a unit of connected speech or writing that forms a cohesive whole.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  11. anything considered to be a subject for analysis by or as if by methods of literary criticism.

    Category: Literature

Origin of text:

1300–50; ME < ML textus text, terms, L: weaving pattern, structure

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. text(noun)

    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"

  3. 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"

  4. text(noun)

    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

  1. text(noun)ɛkst

    the writing in a book, newspaper, etc.

    a book with large text

  2. textɛkst

    a book, piece of writing, etc. that is studied

    a literary text

  3. text(verb)ɛkst

    to send a message to sb on a cellphone

    Text me later to tell me where you are.


  1. text(Noun)

    A writing consisting of multiple glyphs, characters, symbols or sentences.

  2. text(Noun)

    A book, tome or other set of writings.

  3. text(Noun)

    A brief written message transmitted between mobile phones; an SMS text message.

  4. text(Noun)

    Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text (often contrasted with binary data).

  5. text(Verb)

    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.

  6. text(Verb)

    To send and receive text messages.

    Have you been texting all afternoon?

  7. Origin: From textus, perfect passive participle of texo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Text(noun)

    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

  2. Text(noun)

    the four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence

  3. Text(noun)

    a verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine

  4. Text(noun)

    hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme

  5. Text(noun)

    a style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text

  6. Text(verb)

    to write in large characters, as in text hand

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. text

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'text' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1320

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'text' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2767

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'text' in Nouns Frequency: #451

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.

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