Meaning of TEXT in English
/ tekst; NAmE / noun , verb
[ U ] the main printed part of a book or magazine, not the notes, pictures, etc. :
My job is to lay out the text and graphics on the page.
[ U ] any form of written material :
a computer that can process text
[ C ] = text message
[ C ] the written form of a speech, a play, an article, etc. :
The newspaper had printed the full text of the president's speech.
[ C ] a book, play, etc., especially one studied for an exam :
a literary text
( BrE )
'Macbeth' is a set text this year.
[ C ] a piece of writing that you have to answer questions about in an exam or a lesson
SYN passage :
Read the text carefully and then answer the questions.
[ C ] ( NAmE ) = textbook :
[ C ] a sentence or short passage from the Bible that is read out and discussed by sb, especially during a religious service
to send sb a written message using a mobile phone / cellphone :
[ vn ]
Text me when you're on your way.
[ vnn ]
I'll text you the final score.
[ v ]
Kids seem to be texting non-stop these days.
—see also SMS , text-message
late Middle English : from Old Northern French texte , from Latin textus tissue, literary style (in medieval Latin , Gospel), from text- woven, from the verb texere .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005