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What is the biggest public forum in the United States? We were told it's the Super Bowl. The ad shows kids working at blue-collar jobs, and the final statement is just written text: Who's going to pay for the trillion dollar deficit?
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Meaning of "text" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TEXT

From Medieval Latin textus version, from Latin textus texture, from texere to compose.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TEXT

text  [tɛkst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TEXT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Text is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb text in English.

WHAT DOES TEXT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Text

Text may refer to: ▪ Text, an academic journal of language, discourse, and communication studies ▪ Text, any object that can be "read", including literature and other objects ▪ Textbook, a manual of instruction in any branch of study ▪ Religious text, writings which various religious traditions consider to be sacred ▪ Written text, communication that represents language through the inscription of signs and symbols...

Definition of text in the English dictionary

The first definition of text in the dictionary is the main body of a printed or written work as distinct from commentary, notes, illustrations, etc. Other definition of text is the words of something printed or written. Text is also a book prescribed as part of a course of study.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TEXT

PRESENT

Present
I text
you text
he/she/it texts
we text
you text
they text
Present continuous
I am texting
you are texting
he/she/it is texting
we are texting
you are texting
they are texting
Present perfect
I have texted
you have texted
he/she/it has texted
we have texted
you have texted
they have texted
Present perfect continuous
I have been texting
you have been texting
he/she/it has been texting
we have been texting
you have been texting
they have been texting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I texted
you texted
he/she/it texted
we texted
you texted
they texted
Past continuous
I was texting
you were texting
he/she/it was texting
we were texting
you were texting
they were texting
Past perfect
I had texted
you had texted
he/she/it had texted
we had texted
you had texted
they had texted
Past perfect continuous
I had been texting
you had been texting
he/she/it had been texting
we had been texting
you had been texting
they had been texting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will text
you will text
he/she/it will text
we will text
you will text
they will text
Future continuous
I will be texting
you will be texting
he/she/it will be texting
we will be texting
you will be texting
they will be texting
Future perfect
I will have texted
you will have texted
he/she/it will have texted
we will have texted
you will have texted
they will have texted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been texting
you will have been texting
he/she/it will have been texting
we will have been texting
you will have been texting
they will have been texting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would text
you would text
he/she/it would text
we would text
you would text
they would text
Conditional continuous
I would be texting
you would be texting
he/she/it would be texting
we would be texting
you would be texting
they would be texting
Conditional perfect
I would have text
you would have text
he/she/it would have text
we would have text
you would have text
they would have text
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been texting
you would have been texting
he/she/it would have been texting
we would have been texting
you would have been texting
they would have been texting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you text
we let´s text
you text
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to text
Past participle
texted
Present Participle
texting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TEXT


ciphertext
ˈsaɪfəˌtɛkst
context
ˈkɒntɛkst
Euronext
ˈjʊərəʊˌnɛkst
hypertext
ˈhaɪpəˌtɛkst
inflexed
ɪnˈflɛkst
intertext
ˈɪntəˌtɛkst
martext
ˈmɑːˌtɛkst
next
nɛkst
oversexed
ˌəʊvəˈsɛkst
perplexed
pəˈplɛkst
pretext
ˈpriːtɛkst
sexed
sɛkst
sext
sɛkst
subtext
ˈsʌbˌtɛkst
teletext
ˈtɛlɪˌtɛkst
undersexed
ˌʌndəˈsɛkst
unsexed
ʌnˈsɛkst
Urtext
ˈuːrtɛkst
vexed
vɛkst
videotext
ˈvɪdɪəʊˌtɛkst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TEXT

text editor
text file
text message
text messaging
text neck
text processing
textbook
textbookish
texter
textile
textiles
texting
textism
textless
textonym
textorial
textphone
textual
textual critic

WORDS THAT END LIKE TEXT

betwixt
church text
ext
fixt
greeked text
high-context
low-context
opaque context
plain text
sex-text
spintext
transfixt
transparent context

Synonyms and antonyms of text in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TEXT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «text» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of text

Translation of «text» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TEXT

Find out the translation of text to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of text from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «text» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

文案
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

texto
570 millions of speakers

English

text
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पाठ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَصّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

текст
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

texto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাঠ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

texte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Teks
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Text
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

本文
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

본문
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Teks
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bài văn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मजकूर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Metin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

testo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tekst
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

текст
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

text
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κείμενο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

teks
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

text
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tekst
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of text

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TEXT»

The term «text» is very widely used and occupies the 634 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of text
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «text».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TEXT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «text» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «text» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about text

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10 QUOTES WITH «TEXT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word text.
1
Colin Angle
I was focused on building things from an early age. When I was about 3, our toilet broke, and my mother was ready to call the plumber. I told her I would fix it and asked her to get my Richard Scarry book 'How Things Work in Busytown.' Between the picture of a toilet and the text she read to me explaining how the parts worked, I fixed it.
2
Ed Balls
I don't think I've ever sent a text to Gordon Brown because I'm confident that he would absolutely have no idea how to receive it. He barely managed to master WordPerfect 4.1.
3
Ruzwana Bashir
If millions of Americans choose to weigh in on the outcome of 'American Idol' through text messages and the Web, then why not harness similar technological tools to encourage discourse on the political landscape?
4
Garcelle Beauvais
It only took one text message to change my life. That's when I discovered my loving husband had been unfaithful. His infidelities ended our marriage.
5
Joan Blades
What is the biggest public forum in the United States? We were told it's the Super Bowl. The ad shows kids working at blue-collar jobs, and the final statement is just written text: Who's going to pay for the trillion dollar deficit?
6
Israel Broussard
Every once in the while I'll watch 'Duck Dynasty' and 'Kim & Kourtney Take Miami,' but outside of that, I don't really watch TV. Also, I don't text anybody, I'm hardly on Twitter or Instagram, and I'm very closed off. I'm kind of a hermit.
7
Tom Chatfield
Vast volumes of mixed media surround us, from music to games and videos. Yet almost all of our online actions still begin and end with writing: text messages, status updates, typed search queries, comments and responses, screens packed with verbal exchanges and, underpinning it all, countless billions of words.
8
Tom Chatfield
Once the words of a book appear onscreen, they are no longer simply themselves; they have become a part of something else. They now occupy the same space, not only as every other digital text, but as every other medium, too.
9
Eldridge Cleaver
History could pass for a scarlet text, its jot and title graven red in human blood.
10
Sebastian Coe
I've never sent an email in my life. My kids laugh. I often hand the phone to them and say, 'Can you text this message to somebody.' I don't even have a computer on my desk.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TEXT»

Discover the use of text in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to text and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Text Book: Writing Through Literature
Designed for literature-based writing courses, Text Book introduces students to the idea that literary texts and ordinary spoken and written language share many of the same features.
Robert Scholes, Nancy R. Comley, Gregory L. Ulmer, 2001
2
Image-Music-Text
The photographic message.
Roland Barthes, Stephen Heath, 1978
3
Text: The Genealogy of an Antidisciplinary Object
"This book analyzes and provides a history of the theory of the text,' which has been a central doctrine in literary and cultural criticism over the past twenty-five or so years.
John Mowitt, 1992
4
Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials
This is an account of the modern law of contract by a leading authority in the field.
Ewan McKendrick, 2012
5
The Text Mining Handbook: Advanced Approaches in Analyzing ...
The Text Mining Handbook presents a comprehensive discussion of the state-of-the-art in text mining and link detection.
Ronen Feldman, James Sanger, 2006
6
The World, the Text, and the Critic
Argues that contemporary critics force works of literature to fit their theories and examines the impact of Marxism, linguistics, psychoanalysis, and structuralism on literary criticism
Edward W. Said, 1983
7
An Introduction to Text-to-Speech Synthesis
This book is of interest to researchers and students in phonetics and speech communication, in both academia and industry.
Thierry Dutoit, 1997
8
Text and Technology: In Honour of John Sinclair
An extensive index further enhances the value of this collection as a reference point for many of the issues that currently lie at the heart of modern linguistics enquiry
Mona Baker, Gill Francis, Elena Tognini-Bonelli, 1993
9
Text Processing in Python
A companion Web site (http: //gnosis.cx/TPiP) contains source code and examples from the book. Here is some of what you will find in thie book: When do I use formal parsers to process structured and semi-structured data?
David Mertz, 2003
10
Is There a Text in this Class?: The Authority of ...
Essays reexamine the fundamental assumptions of literary criticism, and the debate about interpretation, and offer a fresh approach to thinking about literature
Stanley Eugene Fish, 1980

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TEXT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term text is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text
Android is the most popular mobile operating system on Earth: About 80 percent of smartphones run on it. And, according to mobile security experts at the firm ... «NPR, Jul 15»
2
Text message sent on attacker's phone leads police to woman who …
Beaten and raped and her cellphone taken away, a woman who was kidnapped in Tennessee was able to get access to her attacker's phone and send a text ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
3
Size matters: How to increase text size on Apple Watch
If you're having a hard time seeing the text on your Apple Watch, too, you might consider increasing the font size for apps that use Dynamic Text. Here's how. «Cult of Mac, Jun 15»
4
Apple's fix for the iPhone-crashing text bug
A text message bug that crashes an iPhone's messaging app or shuts down the phone went viral Wednesday. In lieu of a full security update to fix the problem at ... «CBS News, May 15»
5
This Single Text Message Can Crash Your iPhone
A single line of text, sent via text message, has the power to crash an iPhone. The bug, which popped up on Reddit Tuesday afternoon, can force a recipient's ... «Huffington Post, May 15»
6
Woman Claims Airline Wouldn't Let Her Call for Help After …
A woman says her Southwest flight crew wouldn't let her place an emergency call after receiving a text from her husband warning of his suicide right before ... «NBC Chicago, May 15»
7
Missouri House Speaker John Diehl admits sexually charged …
JEFFERSON CITY —Text messages obtained by The Star reveal a sexually charged relationship between House Speaker John Diehl and a college freshman in ... «Kansas City Star, May 15»
8
San Francisco arrests under review after officers' slur-filled texts
(CNN) At least 3,000 arrests in the past decade are under review in San Francisco in a widening scandal over how police officers allegedly wrote racist and ... «CNN, May 15»
9
'U Drive. U Text. U Pay.' campaign begins Friday across Alabama
U Text. U Pay." is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which estimates in 2013 distracted driving-related crashes accounted for 10 ... «AL.com, Apr 15»
10
SF police chief: 8 officers deserve firing over text messages
In announcing the proposed purge, the chief is seeking to show he has a firm grip on conduct in his force after critics questioned whether the text messages ... «SFGate, Apr 15»

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