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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun text:

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Definition of the noun text

What does text mean as a name of something?

Text is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: texts

  1. the words of something written
    • examples: 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
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of text: textual matter
    • more generic word: matter = written works
    • more specific terms:
      • column = a page or text that is vertically divided
      • cookie = a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site
      • written matter / copy = matter to be printed
      • draft copy / draft = any of the various versions in the development of a written work
      • electronic text = text that is in a form that computer can store or display on a computer screen
      • installment / instalment = a part of a published serial
      • missive / letter = a written message addressed to a person or organization
      • line = text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen
      • lipogram = a text that excludes a particular letter or particular letters of the alphabet
      • language / lyric / words = the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
      • stanza = a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
    • part of: publication = a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
    • parts:
      • word order = the order of words in a text
      • book = a major division of a long written composition
      • chapter = a subdivision of a written work
      • prolusion / foreword / preface = a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
      • paragraph = one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas
      • passage = a section of text
  2. a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon
  3. a book prepared for use in schools or colleges
    • example: the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of text: school text / schoolbook / text edition / textbook
    • more generic word: book = a written work or composition that has been published
    • more specific words:
      • crammer = a textbook designed for cramming
      • introduction = a basic or elementary instructional text
      • primer = an introductory textbook
      • reader = one of a series of texts for students learning to read
  4. the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.)
    • example: pictures made the text easier to understand
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: matter = written works

Alternative definition of the noun text


  1. A writing consisting of multiple glyphs, characters, symbols or sentences.
  2. A book, tome or other set of writings.
  3. [colloquial] A brief written message transmitted between mobile phones; an SMS text message.
  4. [computing] Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text (often contrasted with binary data).

Phrases with Text

Phrases starting with the word Text:

  1. Text Box
  2. text file
  3. Text Link
  4. text editor
  5. text edition
  6. Text Message
  7. text-matching

Phrases ending with the word Text:

  1. E-Text
  2. Sex-Text
  3. Rich Text
  4. plain text
  5. Timed Text
  6. sacred text
  7. school text
  8. Source Text
  9. Target Text
  10. running text
  11. Wall of Text
  12. written text
  13. religious text

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"Text" a.k.a. "TxT" is a 2006 Filipino horror film directed by Michael Tuviera and starring Angel Locsin, Dennis Trillo, Oyo Boy Sotto, Julia Clarete, Dante Rivero and Eugene Domingo.


"Text" is a musical album of Text.

  • released on (13 years ago)


Text is the band founded by Kristofer Steen, David Sandström, Fredrik Bäckström and Jon F Brännström. All, except Bäckström, were ex-members of hardcore band Refused. Stylistically, they have little in common with Refused. Their debut album, Text, is a mix of spoken word, music of various styles, and ambient sound effects, often producing an ethereal, avant-garde sound. Apart from the three "Tableau" tracks, each track could be described as fitting into a different genre. In 2008, a second album, Vital Signs, was released. Yet again the style of music is far from Refused and the first Text album. Only Fredrik Bäckström and Jon F Brännström appear on this album.

There are other groups with Text in their name, like Coffin Text, Text of Light and Text Adventure.


  1. The Text type specifies a text string in an associated human language. The value is a string of Unicode characters, encoded using the UTF-8 encoding and not exceeding 4k bytes.
  2. Text is a Google Chrome packaged app. It functions as a lightweight text editor that is not...
  3. text is an extension.
  4. Text is an extension.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Text

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Google previewA Book of English Prose, Character and Incident 1387-1649 (1905)

by Charles Whibley

Our text is that presented by Mr. Aldis Wright in Vol. iv. of The Works of William Shakespeare ( London, 1891), itself a revised version of that of the First Folio ( 1623). A PLOT AGAINST THE THRONE From The First Part of the Life and Raigne of ...

Google previewIvor Horton's Beginning Java (2011)

by Ivor Horton

This is because you increase the overall width and height of the rectangle by 4 to be sure the text is fully enclosed. Creating Text Elements Text is a little tricky. For one thing, you can't treat it just like another geometric element. The mouse ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (2009)

by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

text. Anthropology has a history of dealing with texts which goes back to its origins as a discipline in the late nineteenth century. American cultural anthropology, following Franz Boas, revolved around the collection or creation, transcription, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers: Volume 27: Supplement 6

TEXT MINING Text mining ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (2002)

Volume 45 - Supplement 30 by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

TEXT. SPELL1NG. CHECK. AND. SEGMENTAT1ON. lNTRODUCTlON ln alphabet-based languages such as English. each word is composed of a sequence of lerters and each lerter is represented by a unique code. To spell ...

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Quotes about Text

What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality. (Wallace Stevens)
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Scrabble value of T1E1X8T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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