text

[ tekst ]
/ tɛkst /

noun

verb (used without object) Digital Technology.

to send a text message: Texting while driving is an accident asking to happen.

verb (used with object) Digital Technology.

to send a text message about or containing: He texted a long wish list to his parents two days before his eighteenth birthday.Compare instant message(def 2).
to send a text message to: The only way I can ever reach her is to text her.

Origin of text

1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin textus text, terms, Latin: text, structure, orig., pattern of weaving, texture (of cloth), equivalent to tex(ere) to weave + -tus suffix of v. action
Related formstext·less, adjective
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text

/ (tɛkst) /

noun

verb

to send a text message from a mobile phone
Derived Formstextless, adjective

Word Origin for text

C14: from Medieval Latin textus version, from Latin textus texture, from texere to compose
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