- black letter.
- type, as distinguished from illustrations, margins, etc.
verb (used without object) Digital Technology.
verb (used with object) Digital Technology.
Origin of text
Related Words for textidea, wording, theme, passage, content, verse, document, quotation, paragraph, handbook, manual, textbook, body, topic, head, context, thesis, vocabulary, point, fundamentals
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Contemporary Examples of text
Catalogue, published by Flammarion (2014), includes photographs from the Magnum Photos archives and text by Éric Hazan.A History of Paris in 150 Photographs
December 14, 2014
The text amply surveys the various cultural exponents of tattooing accompanied by excellent images.The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014
December 13, 2014
Editor's Note: This article has been revised to include the definition and text of Section 12.Prof: MIT Hospitalized Me For Ferguson Tweets
December 11, 2014
A union representative told Buzzfeed News that they never received a text from Liang.New York's Next Killer-Cop Grand Jury
December 6, 2014
Then he sent me a text and asked if we could “chat,” and he invited me to do it.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’
December 4, 2014
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Transcriber's Note on text: Some obvious errors have been corrected.
They are listed more or less in the order they appeared in the text.
For the purists: A list of changes and corrections to the text.
There was no need for this cause to change the text of Scripture.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
Sometimes a literary or historical picture creeps into the text.De Libris: Prose and Verse
Word Origin for text
late 14c., "wording of anything written," from Old French texte, Old North French tixte (12c.), from Medieval Latin textus "the Scriptures, text, treatise," in Late Latin "written account, content, characters used in a document," from Latin textus "style or texture of a work," literally "thing woven," from past participle stem of texere "to weave," from PIE root *tek- "to weave, to fabricate, to make; make wicker or wattle framework" (see texture).
An ancient metaphor: thought is a thread, and the raconteur is a spinner of yarns -- but the true storyteller, the poet, is a weaver. The scribes made this old and audible abstraction into a new and visible fact. After long practice, their work took on such an even, flexible texture that they called the written page a textus, which means cloth. [Robert Bringhurst, "The Elements of Typographic Style"]
"to send a text message by mobile system," 2005; see text (n.). Related: Texted; texting. It formerly was a verb meaning "to write in text letters" (1590s).