- 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 texting
King Lear becomes Lear texting “okay who wants a kingdom,” to which Goneril replies “me me I do.”
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|Emily Shire|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Tim Teeman|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Itay Hod|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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).