text

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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 texture.

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text ‎(countable and uncountable, plural texts)

  1. A writing consisting of multiple glyphs, characters, symbols or sentences.
  2. A book, tome or other set of writings.
  3. (colloquial) A brief written message transmitted between mobile phones; an SMS text message.
  4. (computing) Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text (often contrasted with binary data).
  5. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
  6. Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, etc.; topic; theme.
  7. A style of writing in large characters; text-hand; also, a kind of type used in printing.
    German text

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text ‎(third-person singular simple present texts, present participle texting, simple past and past participle texted or text)

  1. (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.
    Just text me when you get here.
    I'll text the address to you as soon as I find it.
  2. (intransitive) To send and receive text messages.
    Have you been texting all afternoon?
  3. 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[1], Music, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521746540, 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.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin textus, perfect passive participle of texō ‎(weave).

Noun[edit]

text m ‎(plural texts or textos)

  1. a text

Czech[edit]

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text m

  1. text
    text knihy — the text of the book
    text písně — lyrics
    text smlouvy — the text of the contract

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  • text in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • text in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian تخت ‎(taxt).

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text ? m

  1. throne
  2. bed
  3. wood, tree

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  • Ruslan Cabolov (2001, 2010), Etimologičeskij slovarʹ kurdskogo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Kurdish Language], in 2 vols, Moscow: Vostochnaya Literatura, volume II, page 389

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text c

  1. text

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