text

1. the written words in a book, magazine, etc., not the pictures: 2. a text…

Meaning of

text

in English


text


noun


us

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tekst

/


uk

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tekst

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B1


[

U

]

the written words in a

book

,

magazine

, etc., not the

pictures

:


The

book

has 500

pages

of text.


A2


[

C

]


I’ll

send

you a text as

soon

as I have any

news

.

the text of

sth

the

exact

words of a

speech

, etc.:


Can we

see

the

full

text of

your


speech

before

Tuesday

?


B1


[

C

]


UK

a

book

or

piece

of writing that you

study

as

part

of a

course

:


“Ulysses” is a

set

text for the

exam

.

The

spelling


mistakes

in the text had been

highlighted

in

green

.

The text is

finished

, but the

pictures

will have to be

pasted

in

later

.

You need to

demonstrate

to the

examiners

that you have more than a

literal


understanding

of the text.

The

students

are

reading



Lord

of the Flies” as one of

their

set texts this

year

.

At this

point

in the

speech

, the

minister


departed

from his

prepared

text.


Pieces of writing


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text


verb


[

T

]


us

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uk

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tekst

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A2

to

send

someone a text

message

by

phone

:


I texted her to

arrange

a

time

to

meet

.

She

spends


hours

texting her

boyfriend

.

He texted me when he set off.


Communications – messaging


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Related word



texting

(Definition of

text

from the

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus


© Cambridge University Press)

text

| Intermediate English


text


noun


[

C/U

]


us

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tekst

/


text


noun


[C/U]


(

writing

)


[

U

]


The text is

based

on

Irish


legends

.


text


verb


[

T

]


us

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tekst

/


text


verb


[T]


(

send

)

to

send

a text

message

:


If I

texted

him and didn’t

see

a

response

within 15

minutes

, I would

worry

.

(Definition of

text

from the

Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

text

| Business English


text


noun


uk

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tekst

/


us

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[

U

]

the written words in a

book

, on the

internet

, etc.,

rather

than the

pictures

:


There’s still

space

on the ad for a

further



piece

of text

.


We give the

address

of the

website

in several

places

in

the

printed

text

.


You can

highlight


horizontal



blocks

of text

by

clicking

and

dragging

the

mouse

.


[

C

]


COMMUNICATIONS


get/receive/send a text


A third of

teenagers


send

more than 100 texts every

day

.


This

package

gives

users

300

minutes

and 500 texts a

month

.

the text of sth

the

exact

words of a

speech

, an

article

, etc.:


Attached is the

full

text of the

speech


text


verb


[

T

]


uk

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio


/

tekst

/


us

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

to

send

someone a written

message

on a

mobile


phone

:


After texting a

code


number

,

users

will be

able

to

launch

the web-based

application

on

their


mobile


screen

.


Text me when you get out of the

interview

.


text sth to sb/sth


Order

your


copy

now by texting PROMO to this

number

.

(Definition of

text

from the

Cambridge Business English Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

Examples

of


text

text


This

text

may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future.

From

NPR


Of those who own cell phones, 88 percent

text

, up from just over half in 2006.


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It shows that our eyes are trained to focus on the

text

, not the ads.


Finally, there is a tweet, then a

text

.

From

Wired


He doesn’t seem to understand it, perhaps because he never actually grapples with it outside the texts he’s chosen.


There is something quite fun and unexpected about it in today’s phone /

text

/ email world.


And, it will be seen as, probably, a

text

-book case in how well you can do.


If you both complained about your boss when you talked, extend the conversation through funny texts.


It’s now common to break up over

text

.


You spend hours thinking about them and your heart races whenever you see a

text

from them.


Any image can become

text

with a few clicks of a button.


Who needs more

text

messages — from the washing machine?

From

CNN


You just shouldn’t

text

while you drive, even if you are a dextrous teen used to multitasking all day long.


Getting computers to type

text

was, in comparison, a simple process.


Compared to waiting on hold on the phone, sending off a

text

obviously saves time.

From

TIME
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Collocations

with


text

text

These are words often used in combination with

text

.

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accompanying text


See infra note 8 and

accompanying


text

.


ancient text


To a modern reader, the obscurities of this

ancient


text

perhaps stand out more than its symbolic value.


biblical text


The opening paragraph does not, to my knowledge, draw upon any particular

biblical


text

.

These examples are from corpora and from sources on the web. Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors.


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text

Translations of

text

in Chinese (Traditional)
(書、雜誌等中區別於圖片的)正文,文字材料, (行動電話或傳呼機發送的)簡訊(同 text message), (學習某課程必讀的)課本,教科書,書目…


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in Chinese (Simplified)
(书、杂志等中区别于图片的)正文,文字材料, (移动电话或传呼机发送的)短消息,短信(同 text message), (学习某课程必读的)课本,教科书,书目…


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in Spanish
mensaje de texto, texto, enviar un mensaje/mensajes de texto…


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in Portuguese
mensagem de texto, torpedo, texto…


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in Korean
in Italian
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携帯電話のメール(主にSMS), (本や雑誌のイラストではなく)本文, 文章…


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metin, yazı, ders…


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texte [masculine], envoyer un texto/SMS, texte…


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missatge de text, text, enviar un missatge/missatges de text…


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رِسالة قَصيرة, نَصّ, يُرْسِل رِسالة قَصيرة…


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text, biblický citát, esemeskovat…


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tekst, skriftsted, sende SMS…


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teks, bab, mengirim pesan singkat…


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เนื้อหา, ข้อความสั้น ๆ, ส่งข้อความตัวอักษร…


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nguyên văn, đoạn trích từ kinh thánh, đánh máy…


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tekst, lektura, SMS…


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teks, ayat, hantar melalui teks…


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der Text, die Bibelstelle, simsen…


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skrift [masculine], tekst [masculine], tekste…


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문자, 텍스트, 글…


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messaggio, SMS, testo…


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текст, учебный материал, текстовое сообщение…


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