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From Middle English text, from Old French texte (“text”), from Medieval Latin textus (“the Scriptures, text, treatise”), from Latin textus (“style or texture of a work”), perfect passive participle of texō (“I weave”). Cognate to English texture.
text (countable and uncountable, plural texts)
- A writing consisting of multiple glyphs, characters, symbols or sentences.
- A book, tome or other set of writings.
- (colloquial) A brief written message transmitted between mobile phones.
- Synonym: text message
- (computing) Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text.
- Coordinate term: plain text
- Antonym: binary
- A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
- (by extension) Anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, etc.
- (printing) A style of writing in large characters; also, a kind of type used in printing.
- Synonym: text hand
- German text
- alt text (alternative text)
- body text
- flat text
- parallel text
- plain text
- running text
a written passage
a book, tome or other set of writings
a brief written message transmitted between mobile phones
text (third-person singular simple present texts, present participle texting, simple past and past participle texted or (nonstandard) text)
- (transitive) 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.
- (intransitive) To send and receive text messages.
- Have you been texting all afternoon?
- (dated) To write in large characters, as in text hand.
- 1607–21, Phillip Massinger, Beaumont and Fletcher, The Tragedy of Thierry and Theodoret, Act 2, Scene 1:
- I wish / (Next to my part of Heav'n) that she would spend / The last part of her life so here, that all / Indifferent judges might condemn me for / A most malicious slanderer, nay, text it / Upon my forehead
- 2009, Lain Fenlon, Early Music History: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Music (Music), Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page p. 223:
- The basic plan is simple. For the first two phrases the texted line is above the untexted; for the next two, bring us to the midpoint cadence, the texted line is for the most part lower; and the in the second half the texted material starts lower, moves into the upper position and finally occupies the bottom range again.
to send a text message to
to send and receive SMSs
- Text in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
- text at OneLook Dictionary Search
- text in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
- text in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
Borrowed from Medieval Latin textus (“text”), from Latin textus, perfect passive participle of texō (“weave”), attested from the 14th century.
text m (plural texts or textos)
- ^ “text”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2023
- “text” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “text” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “text” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
- text knihy ― the text of the book
- text písně ― lyrics
- text smlouvy ― the text of the contract
Declension of text
- text in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- text in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
- Cabolov, R. L. (2010) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ kurdskovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Kurdish Language] (in Russian), volume II, Moscow: Russian Academy Press Vostochnaya Literatura, page 389
Borrowed from French texte, Latin textus.
text n (plural texte)
- text in DEX online - Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)
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