Dictionary: TEXT – THANK, or THANKS

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TEXT, v.t.

To write, as a text. [Not much used.] Beaum.


  1. In universities and colleges, a classic author written with wide spaces between the lines, to give room for the observations or interpretation dictated by the master or regent. Cyc.
  2. A book containing the leading principles or most important points of a science or branch of learning, arranged in order for the use of students.


A large hand in writing; so called because it was the practice to write the text of a book in a large hand, and the notes in a smaller hand.

TEXT'ILE, a. [L. textilis.]

Woven, or capable of being woven.


That which is or may be woven. Bacon. Wilkins.


A man ready in the quotation of texts. Saunderson.

TEX-TO'RI-AL, a. [L. textor.]

Pertaining to weaving.


Pertaining to weaving; as, the textrine art. Derham.


  1. Contained in the text. Milton.
  2. Serving for texts. Bp. Hall.

TEXT'U-AL-LY, adv.

Placed in the text or body of a work.

TEXT'U-A-RIST, or TEXT'U-A-RY, n. [Fr. textuaire, from texte.]

  1. One who is well versed in the Scriptures, and can readily quote texts.
  2. One who adheres to the text.


  1. Textual; contained in the text. Brown.
  2. Serving as a text; authoritative. Glanville.


One ready in the quotation of texts.

TEXT'URE, n. [L. textura, textus, from texo, to weave.]

  1. The act of weaving.
  2. A web; that which is woven. Others, far on the grassy dale, / Their humble texture weave. Thomson.
  3. The disposition or connection of threads, filaments or other slender bodies interwoven; as, the texture of cloth or of a spider's web.
  4. The disposition of the several parts of any body in connection with each other; or the manner in which the constituent parts are united; as, the texture of earthy substances or fossils; the texture of a plant; the texture of paper, of a hat or skin; a loose texture; or a close compact texture.
  5. In anatomy. [See Tissue.]

THACK, n. [or v. for Thatch, is local; See Thatch.]

THA'LER, n. [L. thalerus.]

The German spelling of dollar.

THA-LI'A, n. [Gr.]

In mythology, the muse who presided over pastoral and comic poetry, and who was regarded as the patroness of agriculture.

THAL'I-DAN, n. [Gr. θαλια, bloom.]

That group of segregate naked acephalous molluscans, of which Thalia is the type. They have a small crest or vertical fin near the posterior extremity of the back.

THAL'LITE, n. [Gr. θαλλος, a green twig.]

In mineralogy, a substance variously denominated by different authors. It is the epidote of Haüy, the delphinite of Saussure, and the pistacite of Werner. It occurs both crystalized and in masses. Cyc.


  1. The tenth month of the Jewish civil year, containing 29 days, and answering to a part of June and a part of July.
  2. The name of a deity among the Phenicians.

THAN, adv. [or conj. Sax. thanne; Goth. than; D. dan. This word signifies also then, both in English and Dutch. The Germans express the sense by als, as.]

This word is placed after some comparative adjective or adverb, to express comparison between what precedes and what follows. Thus Elijah said, I am not better than my fathers. Wisdom is better than strength. Israel loved Joseph more than all his children. All nations are counted less than nothing. I who am less than the least of all saints. The last error shall be worse than the first. He that denies the faith is worse than an infidel. After more, or an equivalent termination, the following word implies less, or worse; after less, or an equivalent termination, it implies more or better.

THANE, n. [Sax. thegn, thægn, a minister or servant; thegnian, thenian, to serve; D. and G. dienen, to serve; Sw. tiena, to serve; tienare, a servant; Dan. tiener, to serve; tiener, a servant. If g is radical, this word belongs to Class Dg; if not, to Class Dn, No. 10.]

The thanes in England were formerly persons of some dignity; of these there were two orders, the king's thanes, who attended the Saxon and Danish kings in their courts, and held lands immediately of them; and the ordinary thanes, who were lords of manors, and who had a particular jurisdiction within their limits. After the Conquest, this title was disused, and baron took its place.


Lands granted to thanes.


The state or dignity of a thane; or his seignory.

THANK, or THANKS, n. [generally in the plural. Sax. thanc; Gaelic, tainc.]

Expression of gratitude; an acknowledgment made to express a sense of favor or kindness received. Gratitude is the feeling or sentiment excited by kindness; thanks are the expression of that sentiment. Luke vi. Thanks be to God who giveth us the victory. 1 Cor. xv. Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift. 2 Cor. ix. He took bread and gave thanks to God. Acts xxvii.