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Noun text has 4 senses


textn. [F. texte, L. textus, texture, structure, context, fr. texere, textum, to weave, construct, compose; cf. Gr. te`ktwn carpenter, Skr. taksh to cut, carve, make. Cf. Context, Mantle, n., Pretext, Tissue, Toil a snare.].
  •  A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.  [1913 Webster]
    "How oft, when Paul has served us with a text,
    Has Epictetus, Plato, Tully, preached!
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That part of a document (printed or electronic) comprising the words, especially the main body of expository words, in contrast to the illustrations, pictures, charts, tables, or other formatted material which contain graphic elements as a major component.  [PJC]
  •  Any communication composed of words.  [PJC]
  •  a textbook.  [PJC]
Text blindness. (Physiol.) See Word blindness, under Word. -- Text letter, a large or capital letter. [Obs.] -- Text pen, a kind of metallic pen used in engrossing, or in writing text-hand.
textv. t. 
     To write in large characters, as in text hand.  Beau. & Fl.  [1913 Webster]


text, n.
1 the main body of a book as distinct from notes, appendices, pictures, etc.
2 the original words of an author or document, esp. as distinct from a paraphrase of or commentary on them.
3 a passage quoted from Scripture, esp. as the subject of a sermon.
4 a subject or theme.
5 (in pl.) books prescribed for study.
6 US a textbook.
7 (in full text-hand) a fine large kind of handwriting esp. for manuscripts.

text editor Computing a system or program allowing the user to enter and edit text. text processing Computing the manipulation of text, esp. transforming it from one format to another.
textless adj.
ME f. ONF tixte, texte f. L textus tissue, literary style (in med.L = Gospel) f. L texere text- weave



abecedarium, abecedary, abstract, acknowledgments, adage, advance sheets, advertising matter, alphabet book, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, argument, arrangement, article, axiom, back, back matter, basis, bastard title, battledore, bibliography, book, burden, byword, case, casebook, catch line, catchword, chapter, clause, collected sayings, colophon, composite reading, concern, conflation, consideration, content, contents, contents page, continuity, copy, copyright page, critical edition, cue, current saying, dedication, dictate, dictum, diplomatic text, distich, draft, edited text, edition, endleaf, endpaper, endsheet, epigram, errata, essence, exercise book, expression, extract, fascicle, flyleaf, focus, focus of attention, focus of interest, folio, fore edge, foreword, front matter, fundamentals, gathering, gist, gnome, golden saying, gradus, grammar, half-title page, head, heading, hornbook, hymnal, hymnbook, idea, imprint, index, inscription, instrumental score, introduction, issue, leaf, lection, letterpress, libretto, line, lines, living issue, lute tablature, main point, makeup, manual, manual of instruction, matter, matter in hand, maxim, meat, moral, mot, motif, motive, motto, music, music paper, music roll, musical notation, musical score, normalized text, notation, number, opera, opera score, oracle, orchestral score, page, paragraph, part, passage, phrase, piano score, pithy saying, playbook, point, point at issue, point in question, precept, preface, preliminaries, prescript, primer, printed matter, problem, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, question, quotation, reader, reading, reading matter, recto, rendering, rendition, reverso, rubric, running title, saw, saying, scenario, scene plot, scholarly edition, schoolbook, score, script, section, sentence, sententious expression, sheet, sheet music, shooting script, short score, side, signature, sloka, songbook, songster, speller, spelling book, stock saying, subject, subject matter, subject of thought, substance, subtitle, sutra, t, tablature, table of contents, tail, teaching, textbook, theme, title, title page, topic, transcript, transcription, trim size, type page, variant, verse, version, verso, vocal score, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise saying, witticism, word, wording, words, words of wisdom, workbook, written music




N printing, block printing, type-printing, plate printing, (engraving), the press, composition, print, letterpress, text, context, note, page, column, typography, stereotype, electrotype, aprotype, type, black letter, font, fount, pi, pie, capitals, brevier, bourgeois, pica boldface, capitals, caps, catchword, composing-frame, composing room, composing rule, composing stand, composing stick, italics, justification, linotype, live matter, logotype, lower case, upper case, make-up, matrix, matter, monotype, 4-1/2 point, 5 point, 5-1/2 point, 6 point, 7 point, 8 point, press room, press work, reglet, roman, running head, running title, scale, serif, shank, sheet work, shoulder, signature, slug, underlay, folio, copy, impression, pull, proof, revise, author's proof, galley proof, press proof, press revise, printer, compositor, reader, printer's devil copyholder, printed, in type, typographical, solid in galleys.


N prototype, original, model, pattern, precedent, standard, ideal, reference, scantling, type, archetype, antitype, protoplast, module, exemplar, example, ensample, paradigm, lay-figure, text, copy, design, fugleman, keynote, die, mold, matrix, last, plasm, proplasm, protoplasm, mint, seal, punch, intaglio, negative, stamp, a precedent embalms a principle, exempla sunt odiosa.


N topic, subject of thought, material for thought, food for the mind, mental pabulum, subject, subject matter, matter, theme, noemata, topic, what it is about, thesis, text, business, affair, matter in hand, argument, motion, resolution, head, chapter, case, point, proposition, theorem, field of inquiry, moot point, problem, thought of, uppermost in the mind, in petto, under consideration, in question, in the mind, on foot, on the carpet, on the docket, on the tapis, relative to.


N meaning, signification, significance, sense, expression, import, purport, force, drift, tenor, spirit, bearing, coloring, scope, substance, gist, essence, marrow, spirit, matter, subject, subject matter, argument, text, sum and substance, general meaning, broad meaning, substantial meaning, colloquial meaning, literal meaning, plain meaning, simple meaning, natural meaning, unstrained meaning, true meaning, honest meaning, &c 543 prima facie meaning, letter of the law, literally, after acceptation, synonym, implication, allusion, suggestion, figure of speech, acceptation, meaning, expressive, suggestive, allusive, significant, significative, significatory, pithy, full of meaning, pregnant with meaning, declaratory, intelligible, literal, synonymous, tantamount, implied, explicit, to that effect, that is to say.

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