(noun, verb)


1. 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

Definition categories: communication, matter

2. a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon

- the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon

Definition categories: communication, passage

3. a book prepared for use in schools or colleges

- his economics textbook is in its tenth edition

- the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy

Similar word(s): schoolbook, textbook

Definition categories: communication, book

4. the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.)

- pictures made the text easier to understand

Definition categories: communication, matter

Sentences with text as a noun:

- German text


1. (transitive) To send a text message to; i.e. to transmit text using the Short Message Service (SMS), or a similar service, between communications devices, particularly mobile phones.

- Just text me when you get here.

- I'll text the address to you as soon as I find it.

2. (intransitive) To send and receive text messages.

- Have you been texting all afternoon?

3. To write in large characters, as in text hand.