601: Definitions


text \'tekst\ n [ME, fr. MF texte, fr. ML, textus, fr. L, texture, context, fr. textus, pp. of textere to weave -- more at TECHNICAL] (14c) 1 a (1): the original words and form of a printed work (2): an edited or emended copy of an original work b: a work containing such text 2 a: the main body of printed or written matter on a page b: the principal part of a book exclusive of front and back matter c: the printed score of a musical composition 3 a (1): a verse or passage of Scripture chosen esp. for the subject of a sermon or for authoritative support (as for a doctrine) (2): a passage from an authoritative source providing an introduction or basis (as for a speech) b: a source of information or authority 4: THEME, TOPIC 5 a: the words of something (as a poem) set to music....

work \'w[[partialdiff]]rk\ n [ME werk, work, fr. OE werc, weorc; akin to OHG werc, Gk ergon] (bef. 12c) 1: activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something: a: sustained physical or mental effort to overcome obstacles and achieve an objective or result b: the labor, task, or duty that is one's accustomed means of livelihood c: a specific task, duty, function, or assignment often being a part or phase of some larger activity 2 a: energy expended by natural phenomena b: the result of such energy ... 4 a: a fortified structure ... 7 a: something produced or accomplished by effort, exertion, or exercise of skill b: something produced by the exercise of creative talent or expenditure of creative effort: artistic production 8 pl: performance of moral or religious acts ... 11 pl a: everything possessed, available, or belonging ... b: subjection to drastic treatment: all possible abuse....

book \'bûk\ n. [ME, fr. OE bõk; akin to OHG buoh book;perh. akin to OE bõc beech [prob fr. the early Germanic practice of carving runic characters on beech wood tablets) -- more at BEECH] (bef. 12c) 1a: a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory b: a set of written, printed, or blank sheets bound together into a volume c: a long written or printed literary composition d: a major division of a treatise or a literary work e: a record of a business's financial transactions or financial condition -- often used in pl {their ---s show a profit} 2: cap : BIBLE

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Modified by: Ben Attias
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Modification Date: Thursday, August 17, 1995
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