Borrowed 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.
- 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; an SMS text message.
- (computing) Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text (often contrasted with binary data).
- A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
- Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, etc.; topic; theme.
- A style of writing in large characters; text-hand; also, a kind of type used in printing.
- German 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.
- Just text me when you get here.
- I'll text the address to you as soon as I find it.
- (intransitive) To send and receive text messages.
- Have you been texting all afternoon?
- 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.
- a text
- text knihy ― the text of the book
- text písně ― lyrics
- text smlouvy ― the text of the contract
- text in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- text in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
text ? m
- 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
text n (plural texte)