See also: Text

English edit

Etymology edit

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.

Pronunciation edit

  • enPR: tĕkst, IPA(key): /tɛkst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛkst
  • Hyphenation: text

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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.
    Synonym: text message
  4. (computing) Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text.
    Antonym: binary
    Coordinate term: plain text
  5. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
  6. (by extension) Anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, etc.
    Synonyms: topic, theme
  7. (printing) A style of writing in large characters; also, a kind of type used in printing.
    Synonym: text hand
    German text

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text (third-person singular simple present texts, present participle texting, simple past and past participle texted or (colloquial) 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.
    Synonyms: message, (UK) SMS
    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. (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[1] (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.

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Borrowed from Medieval Latin textus (text), from Latin textus, perfect passive participle of texō (weave). First attested in the 14th century.[1]

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text m (plural texts or textos)

  1. text

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  1. ^ text”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2024

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text m inan

  1. text
    text knihythe text of the book
    text písnělyrics
    text smlouvythe 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

Northern Kurdish edit

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From Persianتخت(taxt).

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text m

  1. throne
  2. bed
  3. wood, tree

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  • 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

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Borrowed from French texte, Latin textus.

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text n (plural texte)

  1. text

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text c

  1. text

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Declension of text 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative text texten texter texterna
Genitive texts textens texters texternas