text


text
noun
1 written words
ADJECTIVE
complete, full

The newspaper printed the full text of the interview.

draft
final
original
main

The illustrations are printed separately from the main text.

accompanying

The catalogue consists of reproductions of the paintings with accompanying text.

electronic, handwritten, printed, written
plain (computing)

Save the file in plain text format.

… OF TEXT
block, body, chunk, line, page, piece, portion

Hand symbols in the main body of the text cross-refer the reader to the appendices.

Use the mouse to move chunks of text from place to place.

VERB + TEXT
create, produce, provide, write
edit
highlight
cut, delete
insert, move, paste
scan, scan in
handle, manipulate, process

computer programs that process text

set
print
publish
post

I posted the full text for free on my site.

read
transcribe
translate
TEXT + VERB
accompany

The photographs are accompanied by text.

TEXT + NOUN
file

The program allows you to import text files.

editor

one of the best HTML text editors available

message, messaging (usually text-messaging)

The text message just said ‘Hope 2CU\@the party’.

box

When you point at the icon, a small text box appears.

2 book or piece of writing to be studied
ADJECTIVE
basic, introductory
key, main, primary, standard
canonical, classic
authoritative, influential
ancient, classical
explanatory
primary, secondary

The book exhibits a close reading of primary texts as well as scholarly commentaries.

recommended, set (esp. BrE)

Her books appear on lists of recommended texts in universities.

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ was one of our set texts for A level.

prepared

He stood up and began reading from a prepared text.

academic, biblical, dramatic, historical, legal, literary, poetic, religious, sacred, scientific, etc.

We're studying dramatic texts by Mexican playwrights.

biology, mathematics, etc.
VERB + TEXT
read, read from
analyse/analyze, deconstruct, interpret, study
understand
annotate
TEXT + VERB
contain sth, describe sth, emphasize sth, indicate sth, provide sth, reveal sth, suggest sth

The ancient text describes the food of the Egyptian army.

TEXT + NOUN
analysis
PREPOSITION
in a/the text

We discussed the use of metaphor in the text.

text about, text on

a poetic text about growing up in the South.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
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  • Text — (von lateinisch textum ‚Gewebe, Zusammenfügung‘) bezeichnet eine abgegrenzte, zusammenhängende Äußerung in geschriebener Sprache, im weiteren Sinne auch die nicht geschriebene, aber schreibbare Sprachinformation (beispielsweise eines Liedes,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • text — TEXT, texte, s.n. 1. Ceea ce este exprimat în scris; cuprinsul unei opere literare sau ştiinţifice, al unui discurs, al unei legi etc. ♦ Fragment, parte dintr o scriere. 2. Cuvintele unei compoziţii muzicale. 3. Literă de tipar cu un corp de 20… …   Dicționar Român

  • Text — (t[e^]kst), n. [F. texte, L. textus, texture, structure, context, fr. texere, textum, to weave, construct, compose; cf. Gr. te ktwn carpenter, Skr. taksh to cut, carve, make. Cf. {Context}, {Mantle}, n., {Pretext}, {Tissue}, {Toil} a snare.] 1. A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Text — may refer to:* Plain text * Written language ** Book ** Textbook, a standardized instructional book * TEXT, a Swedish band formed by 3/4 ex Refused Members. * Text file, a computer file consisting solely of characters from a recognized character… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 apart from this fact. Their… …   Wikipedia

  • Text Me TV — is a television program based out of Lansing, Michigan, produced at the Lansing affiliate for The CW, WLAJ DT2. It consists of one or two people onscreen who read cell phone text messages sent in by viewers, occasionally reacting to them. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Text — Sm std. (14. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. textus Text , eigentlich Gewebe zu l. texere weben , das mit gr. téchnē f. Handwerk, Kunst, Fertigkeit verwandt ist (Technik).    Ebenso nndl. tekst, ne. text, nfrz. texte, nschw. text, nisl. texti. S …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • text — The meaning most familiar to many people today may well be the most recent one, short for text message (see next entry). This meaning has produced a revival of an obsolete verb: to text someone is to send them a text message …   Modern English usage

  • Text — Text, v. t. To write in large characters, as in text hand. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Text- — [lat. textus = Gewebe (slat. = Gewebe der Rede, »Text«), textile = Tuch, Leinwand u. textum, textura = Gefüge (texere, textum = weben, flechten, verfertigen)]: Wortbildungselement in Zus., die sich einerseits auf natürliche oder hergestellte… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • text — [tekst] n. [ME < OFr texte < L textus, fabric, structure, text < pp. of texere, to weave: see TECHNIC] 1. the actual structure of words in a piece of writing; wording 2. a) the actual or original words used by an author, as distinguished …   English World dictionary


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