noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French tiste, texte, from Medieval Latin textus, from Latin, texture, context, from texere to weave — more at technical Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) the original words and form of a written or printed work (2) an edited or emended copy of an original work b. a work containing such text 2. a. the main body of printed or written matter on a page b. the principal part of a book exclusive of front and back matter c. the printed score of a musical composition 3. a. (1) a verse or passage of Scripture chosen especially for the subject of a sermon or for authoritative support (as for a doctrine) (2) a passage from an authoritative source providing an introduction or basis (as for a speech) b. a source of information or authority 4. theme, topic 5. a. the words of something (as a poem) set to music b. matter chiefly in the form of words that is treated as data for processing by computerized equipment <
a text-editing typewriter
6. a type suitable for printing running text 7. textbook 8. a. something (as a story or movie) considered as an object to be examined, explicated, or deconstructed b. something likened to a text <
the surfaces of daily life are texts to be explicated — Michiko Kakutani
9. frame of reference 2 <
updated to fit the women's lib text for consciousness raising — Judith Crist

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(of a literary work, as distinguished from comments), / (of Scripture), , , , / , , ,

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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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