- black letter.
- type, as distinguished from illustrations, margins, etc.
verb (used without object) Digital Technology.
verb (used with object) Digital Technology.
- texas rangers,
- texas revolution,
- texas sage,
- texas tower,
- text blindness,
- text edition,
- text editor,
- text hand,
- text message
Origin of text
Examples from the Web for text
Catalogue, published by Flammarion (2014), includes photographs from the Magnum Photos archives and text by Éric Hazan.
The text amply surveys the various cultural exponents of tattooing accompanied by excellent images.
Editor's Note: This article has been revised to include the definition and text of Section 12.
A union representative told Buzzfeed News that they never received a text from Liang.
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’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most senseless corruptions of text occur often, and it seems extraordinary how they may be overlooked.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
Its basis is truth to the form as well as to the thought, to the letter as well as to the spirit, of the text.
Frontispiece and numerous other full-page cuts and illustrations in the text.
Tolsty's translation from the English, which is generally loose, here departs entirely from the text.
Morquil's aid was enlisted, to translate the text, and he learned some amazing facts.Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!|Warner Van Lorne
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).