- 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 texting
Contemporary Examples of texting
King Lear becomes Lear texting “okay who wants a kingdom,” to which Goneril replies “me me I do.”What Would Jane Eyre Sext?
December 23, 2014
I remind Deen that his namesake died in an infamously horrible car crash, so he may want to cool it on texting and driving.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star
November 12, 2014
People are locked in texting, or whatever it is on their screens, and detached from their physical surroundings.The End of New York: How One Blog Tracks the Disappearance of a Vibrant City
August 6, 2014
And since WhatsApp is considered a form of texting, people are not obliged to comply.Israel, Hamas, WhatsApp and Hacked Phones in the Gaza Psy-War
July 26, 2014
He may have been particularly exasperated because he had just been texting with his wife about dinner.The Gentle Giant Cut Down by Cops
July 24, 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).