An example of text is to send a message to your family to tell them you will be home late.
An example of text is the words in a book.
After examining all three manuscripts, he published a new text of the poem.
She texted me when she arrived at the airport.
He texted that he would be late.
She was texting in class and missed what was said.
Just text me when you get here.
I'll text the address to you as soon as I find it.
Have you been texting all afternoon?
Origin of text
- Middle English texte from Old French from Late Latin textus written account from Latin structure, context, body of a passage from past participle of texere to weave, fabricate teks- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin textus, perfect passive participle of texō (“weave").