Text Text (t[e^]kst), n. [F. texte, L. textus, texture, structure, context, fr. texere, textum, to weave, construct, compose; cf. Gr. te`ktwn carpenter, Skr. taksh to cut, carve, make. Cf. {Context}, {Mantle}, n., {Pretext}, {Tissue}, {Toil} a snare.] 1. A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. (O. Eng. Law) The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence. [R.] [1913 Webster]

3. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine. [1913 Webster]

How oft, when Paul has served us with a text, Has Epictetus, Plato, Tully, preached! --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme. [1913 Webster]

5. A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text. [1913 Webster]

6. That part of a document (printed or electronic) comprising the words, especially the main body of expository words, in contrast to the illustrations, pictures, charts, tables, or other formatted material which contain graphic elements as a major component. [PJC]

7. Any communication composed of words. [PJC]

8. a textbook. [PJC]

{Text blindness}. (Physiol.) See {Word blindness}, under {Word}.

{Text letter}, a large or capital letter. [Obs.]

{Text pen}, a kind of metallic pen used in engrossing, or in writing text-hand. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Text — (von lateinisch textum ‚Gewebe, Zusammenfügung‘) bezeichnet eine abgegrenzte, zusammenhängende Äußerung in geschriebener Sprache, im weiteren Sinne auch die nicht geschriebene, aber schreibbare Sprachinformation (beispielsweise eines Liedes,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • text — TEXT, texte, s.n. 1. Ceea ce este exprimat în scris; cuprinsul unei opere literare sau ştiinţifice, al unui discurs, al unei legi etc. ♦ Fragment, parte dintr o scriere. 2. Cuvintele unei compoziţii muzicale. 3. Literă de tipar cu un corp de 20… …   Dicționar Român

  • Text — may refer to:* Plain text * Written language ** Book ** Textbook, a standardized instructional book * TEXT, a Swedish band formed by 3/4 ex Refused Members. * Text file, a computer file consisting solely of characters from a recognized character… …   Wikipedia

  • TEXT — is the band founded by Kristofer Steen, David Sandström, Fredrik Bäckström and Jon F Brännström. All, except Bäckström, were ex members of hardcore band Refused. Stylistically, they have little in common with Refused apart from this fact. Their… …   Wikipedia

  • Text — Sm std. (14. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. textus Text , eigentlich Gewebe zu l. texere weben , das mit gr. téchnē f. Handwerk, Kunst, Fertigkeit verwandt ist (Technik).    Ebenso nndl. tekst, ne. text, nfrz. texte, nschw. text, nisl. texti. S …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • text — The meaning most familiar to many people today may well be the most recent one, short for text message (see next entry). This meaning has produced a revival of an obsolete verb: to text someone is to send them a text message …   Modern English usage

  • Text — Text, v. t. To write in large characters, as in text hand. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Text- — [lat. textus = Gewebe (slat. = Gewebe der Rede, »Text«), textile = Tuch, Leinwand u. textum, textura = Gefüge (texere, textum = weben, flechten, verfertigen)]: Wortbildungselement in Zus., die sich einerseits auf natürliche oder hergestellte… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • text — [tekst] n. [ME < OFr texte < L textus, fabric, structure, text < pp. of texere, to weave: see TECHNIC] 1. the actual structure of words in a piece of writing; wording 2. a) the actual or original words used by an author, as distinguished …   English World dictionary

  • Text — »Wortlaut, Beschriftung; ‹Bibel›stelle«: Das Wort wurde in spätmhd. Zeit aus lat. textus »Gewebe, Geflecht; Verbindung, Zusammenhang; zusammenhängender Inhalt einer Rede, einer Schrift« entlehnt. Dies gehört zu lat. texere »weben, flechten; fügen …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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