Definition of "text" []

  • The original words of something written or printed, as opposed to a paraphrase, translation, revision, or condensation. (noun)
  • The words of a speech appearing in print. (noun)
  • Words, as of a libretto, that are set to music in a composition. (noun)
  • Words treated as data by a computer. (noun)
  • The body of a printed work as distinct from headings and illustrative matter on a page or from front and back matter in a book. (noun)
  • The main body of a printed or written work as distinct from commentary, notes, illustrations, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The words of something printed or written (noun)
  • A book prescribed as part of a course of study (noun)
  • The words printed, written, or displayed on a visual display unit (noun)
  • The original exact wording of a work, esp the Bible, as distinct from a revision or translation (noun)
  • A short passage of the Bible used as a starting point for a sermon or adduced as proof of a doctrine (noun)
  • The topic or subject of a discussion or work (noun)
  • Any one of several styles of letters or types (noun)
  • To send a text message from a mobile phone (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "text" in a sentence
  • "[_In at least one printing of the text, “clasped” is misprinted as “elasped” _] but this teacyed me not [_text unchanged_]"
  • "Italicized text is rendered as _text_, bold text is rendered as"
  • "Italicized text is rendered as _text_, bold text is rendered as = text =."