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text

 (tĕkst)
n.
1.
a. The original words of something written or printed, as opposed to a paraphrase, translation, revision, or condensation.
b. The words of a speech appearing in print.
c. Words, as of a libretto, that are set to music in a composition.
d. Words treated as data by a computer.
e. A text message.
2. The body of a printed work as distinct from headings and illustrative matter on a page or from front and back matter in a book.
3. One of the editions or forms of a written work: After examining all three manuscripts, he published a new text of the poem.
4. Something, such as a literary work or other cultural product, regarded as an object of critical analysis.
5. A passage from the Scriptures or another authoritative source chosen for the subject of a discourse or cited for support in argument.
6. A passage from a written work used as the starting point of a discussion.
7. A subject; a topic.
8. A textbook.
v. text·ed, text·ing, texts
v.tr.
1. To send a text message to: She texted me when she arrived at the airport.
2. To communicate by text message: He texted that he would be late.
v.intr.
To key or send text messages: She was texting in class and missed what was said.

[Middle English texte, from Old French, from Late Latin textus, written account, from Latin, structure, context, body of a passage, from past participle of texere, to weave, fabricate; see teks- in Indo-European roots.]

text

(tɛkst)
n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) the main body of a printed or written work as distinct from commentary, notes, illustrations, etc
2. the words of something printed or written
3. (Education) (often plural) a book prescribed as part of a course of study
4. (Computer Science) computing the words printed, written, or displayed on a visual display unit
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the original exact wording of a work, esp the Bible, as distinct from a revision or translation
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a short passage of the Bible used as a starting point for a sermon or adduced as proof of a doctrine
7. the topic or subject of a discussion or work
8. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing any one of several styles of letters or types
9. (Education) short for textbook
10. (Telecommunications) short for text message
vb
(Telecommunications) to send a text message from a mobile phone
[C14: from Medieval Latin textus version, from Latin textus texture, from texere to compose]
ˈtextless adj

text

(tɛkst)

n.
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.
9.
b. type, as distinguished from illustrations, margins, etc.
10. Ling. a unit of connected speech or writing that forms a cohesive whole.
11. anything considered to be a subject for analysis by or as if by methods of literary criticism.
[1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin textus text, terms, Latin: weaving pattern, structure]

text

article
1. 'text'

The text of a book or magazine is the main written part of it, rather than the introduction, pictures, or index.

The illustrations and text were beautifully produced.
2. 'article'

You do not refer to a piece of writing written for a newspaper or magazine as a 'text'. You call it an article.

Four years ago Clive Norling wrote an article in the Times.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.text - the words of something writtentext - 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"
column - a page or text that is vertically divided; "the newspaper devoted several columns to the subject"; "the bookkeeper used pages that were divided into columns"
matter - written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
cookie - a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site
word order - the order of words in a text
written matter, copy - matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials
draft copy, draft - any of the various versions in the development of a written work; "a preliminary draft"; "the final draft of the constitution"
electronic text - text that is in a form that computer can store or display on a computer screen
instalment, installment - a part of a published serial
book - a major division of a long written composition; "the book of Isaiah"
chapter - a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled; "he read a chapter every night before falling asleep"
foreword, preface, prolusion - a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
paragraph - one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line
passage - a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
letter, missive - a written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
lipogram - a text that excludes a particular letter or particular letters of the alphabet
lyric, words, language - the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language"
stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
2.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"
passage - a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Bible, Word of God, Book, Word - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
3.text - a book prepared for use in schools or collegestext - 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"
book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
crammer - a textbook designed for cramming
introduction - a basic or elementary instructional text
primer - an introductory textbook
reader - one of a series of texts for students learning to read
4.text - the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.); "pictures made the text easier to understand"
matter - written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"

text

noun
1. contents, words, content, wording, body, matter, subject matter, main body The photographs enhance the clarity of the text.
2. words, wording A CD-ROM can store up to 250,000 pages of text.
3. transcript, script the text of Dr. Runcie's speech
4. reference book, textbook, source, reader reluctant readers of GCSE set texts
5. written work, book, printed work, narrative Woman functions in Nietzsche's texts as something like a symbol.
6. passage, extract, line, sentence, paragraph, verse I'll read the text aloud first.
7. subject, matter, topic, argument, theme, thesis, motif His work served as the text of secret debates.

text

noun
What a speech, piece of writing, or artistic work is about:
Translations
أحد نُصوص التوراه أو الأناجيلنَصنَصّيُرْسِلُ رِسَالَةً قَصِيرَة
textbiblický citátposlat textovou zprávu
tekstsende en SMS-beskedskriftsted
teksto
lähettää tekstiviestiteksti
slati SMStekst
szövegtextus
texti dagsinstexti, lesmál
テキストメッセージを送る本文
문자 메시지를 보내다본문
ištraukatekstas
tekstsvieta
biblický citát
besedilo
sms:atext
เนื้อหาส่งข้อความทางโทรศัพท์มือถือ
metintekstİncil'den kısa bir parçamesaj atmak
bài văngửi tin nhắn

text

[tekst]
A. N
1. (= written or printed matter) → texto m; (= book) → libro m de texto; (= subject) → tema m (Rel) → pasaje m
to stick to one's textno apartarse de su tema
2. (also text message) → mensaje m (de texto)
B. VT to ~ sbenviar un mensaje a algn
C. CPD text editor N (Comput) → editor m de texto
text message Nmensaje m de texto
text messaging N(envío m de) mensajes mpl de texto
text processing Nproceso m de textos, tratamiento m de textos
text processor Nprocesador m de textos

text

[ˈtɛkst]
n
(= written material) → texte m
(= written version) [speech, interview, play] → texte m
(= book, piece of writing) → texte m
(also text message) → SMS m, texto m
vt (= send text message to) → envoyer un SMS à, envoyer un texto à
vi (= send text messages) → envoyer des SMS, envoyer des textos

text

n
Text m; to restore a textden Originaltext wiederherstellen
(of sermon)Text m
vt to text somebody (on mobile phone) → jdm eine Textnachricht or SMS schicken

text

:
textbook
nLehrbuch nt
adj text caseParadefall m; text knowledge(Lehr)buchwissen nt; text landingBilderbuchlandung f
text box
n (Comput) → Textfeld nt
text editor
n (Comput) → Texteditor m
text frame
n (Comput) → Textrahmen m

text

(Comput):
text input
nTexteingabe f
text label
nSymbolunterschrift f
text message
nTextnachricht f, → SMS f
text messaging
n (Telec) → SMS-Messaging nt, → SMS-Versand m
text mode
nTextmodus m
text processing
text processor
nTextverarbeitungssystem nt; (= software also)Textsystem nt

text

[tɛkst] ntesto

text

(tekst) noun
1. in a book, the written or printed words, as opposed to the illustrations, notes etc. First the text was printed, then the drawings added.
2. a passage from the Bible about which a sermon is preached. He preached on a text from St John's gospel.
ˈtextbook noun
a book used in teaching, giving the main facts about a subject. a history textbook.

text

نَصّ, يُرْسِلُ رِسَالَةً قَصِيرَة poslat textovou zprávu, text sende en SMS-besked, tekst Text, texten κείμενο, στέλνω μήνυμα κειμένου enviar un SMS, enviar un texto, texto lähettää tekstiviesti, teksti envoyer un texto, texte slati SMS, tekst mandare sms, testo テキストメッセージを送る, 本文 문자 메시지를 보내다, 본문 sms'en, tekst tekst, tekste napisać krótką wiadomość, tekst enviar uma mensagem de texto, texto отправлять текстовое сообщение, текст sms:a, text เนื้อหา, ส่งข้อความทางโทรศัพท์มือถือ mesaj atmak, metin bài văn, gửi tin nhắn 发送手机信息, 文案
References in classic literature ?
It is believed that the scene of this tale, and most of the information necessary to understand its allusions, are rendered sufficiently obvious to the reader in the text itself, or in the accompanying notes.
If she entered a church, trusting to share the Sabbath smile of the Universal Father, it was often her mishap to find herself the text of the discourse.
It was a negro church; and the preacher's text was about the blackness of darkness, and the weeping and wailing and teeth-gnashing there.
If he had been able to buy all of the newspapers of the United States the next morning, he might have discovered that his beer-hunting exploit was being perused by some two score millions of people, and had served as a text for editorials in half the staid and solemn businessmen's newspapers in the land.
Wal, it seems quite as plain a text, stranger," said John the drover, "to poor fellows like us, now;" and John smoked on like a volcano.
Dowley was in fine feather, and I early got him started, and then adroitly worked him around onto his own history for a text and himself for a hero, and then it was good to sit there and hear him hum.
After dinner we had a walk up and down the Kandersteg valley, in the soft gloaming, with the spectacle of the dying lights of day playing about the crests and pinnacles of the still and solemn upper realm for contrast, and text for talk.
I was a- studying over my text in Acts Seventeen before break- fast, and I reckon I put it in there, not noticing, meaning to put my Testament in, and it must be so, because my Testament ain't in; but I'll go and see; and if the Testament is where I had it, I'll know I didn't put it in, and that will show that I laid the Testament down and took up the spoon, and --"
He dragged himself upstairs, and brooded in his room a long time, disconsolate and forlorn, with Luigi's Indian knife for a text.
The minister gave out his text and droned along monotonously through an argument that was so prosy that many a head by and by began to nod -- and yet it was an argument that dealt in limitless fire and brimstone and thinned the predestined elect down to a company so small as to be hardly worth the saving.
Saying this, he compelled us so to square our positions that we might receive from the far-off fire a dull ray to show us the text of the lumber he thrust upon us.
The text of his order(altered from the original by only a pronoun, which is not much) ran: "The earth and the fulness thereof are mine, saith Monseigneur.