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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"


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. A. A. Attanasio:

    Silence is a text easy to misread.

  2. Clara Chow:

    Text messaging has immense potential in healthcare.

  3. Josh Landy:

    People (already) share cases through text and email.

  4. Henry James:

    To read between the lines was easier than to follow the text.

  5. Bob Saget:

    I was not invited, but I'm very happy and I sent a 'Mazel tov' text.

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