- black letter.
- type, as distinguished from illustrations, margins, etc.
verb (used without object) Digital Technology.
verb (used with object) Digital Technology.
Origin of text
Examples from the Web for texted
Contemporary Examples of texted
A new book from Mallory Ortberg imagines what literary legends including King Lear and Jane Eyre would have texted.What Would Jane Eyre Sext?
December 23, 2014
And then I saw the trailer to Nightcrawler and texted him again and said, “Wow, you inspire me every day.”Anna Kendrick on Feminism, #GamerGate, and the Celebrity Hacking Attack
November 25, 2014
She texted her friends that she was on her way to see them, then texted to say she had become lost.Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College
September 28, 2014
In this study, over 1,200 people were texted five times a day over the course of three days.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral
September 23, 2014
ERIK: He texted us about a few weeks ago, just to kind of give us a congratulatory text on “Skydive” and the video.Not a Liquid Dream: O-Town's Back, Baby. But Where’s Ashley?
August 25, 2014
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).