n. A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary.n. The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence.n. A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.n. Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.n. A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing.n. That part of a document (printed or electronic) comprising the words, especially the main body of expository words, in contrast to the illustrations, pictures, charts, tables, or other formatted material which contain graphic elements as a major component.n. Any communication composed of words.n. a textbook.v. To write in large characters, as in text hand.