Definitions of text

  1. To write in large characters, as in text hand.
  2. the words of something written; " there were more than a thousand words of text"; " they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; " he wants to reconstruct the original text"
  3. the main body of a written work ( as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.); " pictures made the text easier to understand"
  4. 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.
  5. The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence.
  6. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
  7. Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.
  8. A style of writing in large characters; text- hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text.
  9. The printed or written words of a book, play, etc., used as a basis for notes or critical discussion; the original words of an author; a verse of Scripture forming the subject of a sermon; topic; argument; the main body of any piece of written or printed matter; the printed part of a book in distinction from the illustrations.
  10. The original words of an author: that on which a comment is written: a passage of Scripture.
  11. Original words of an author; something commented upon; passage of Scripture.
  12. The body of matter on a page, as distinguished from notes, illustrations, etc.
  13. A verse of Scripture.
  14. A topic; theme.
  15. That on which a commentary is written; the subject of a sermon or discourse, as a selected verse or passage of Scripture; the written composition or book, as distinguished form notes or comments; very large handwriting as preparatory training for small or running hand.