American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements.
- n. The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangment of its parts: the texture of sandy soil; the texture of cooked fish.
- n. The appearance and feel of a surface: the smooth texture of soap.
- n. A rough or grainy surface quality: Brick walls give a room texture.
- n. Distinctive or identifying quality or character: "an intensely meditative poet [who] conveys the religious and cultural texture of time spent in a Benedictine monastery” ( New York Times).
- n. The quality given to a piece of art, literature, or music by the interrelationship of its elements: "The baroque influence in his music is clear here, with the harmonic complexity and texture” ( Rachelle Roe).
- v. To give texture to, especially to impart desirable surface characteristics to: texture a printing plate by lining and stippling it.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give the appearance of a certain texture to. See the extract.
- n. The art or process of weaving.
- n. Anything produced by weaving; a woven or textile fabric of any sort; a web.
- n. The peculiar or characteristic disposition of the threads, strands, or the like which make up a textile fabric: as, cloth of loose texture.
- n. By extension, the peculiar disposition of the constituent parts of any body—its make, consistence, etc.; structure in general.
- n. In biology, a tissue; the character or mode of formation of tissues.
- n. In the fine arts, the surface quality of animate or inanimate objects, natural or artificial, which expresses to the eye the disposition and arrangement of their component tissues.
- To form a texture of or with; interweave.
- n. The feel or shape of a surface or substance; the smoothness, roughness, softness, etc. of something.
- n. art The quality given to a work of art by the composition and interaction of its parts.
- n. computer graphics An image applied to a polygon to create the appearance of a surface,
- v. to create or apply a texture
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare The act or art of weaving.
- n. That which woven; a woven fabric; a web.
- n. The disposition or connection of threads, filaments, or other slender bodies, interwoven.
- n. The disposition of the several parts of any body in connection with each other, or the manner in which the constituent parts are united; structure.
- n. (Biol.) A tissue. See Tissue.
- v. rare To form a texture of or with; to interweave.
- n. the feel of a surface or a fabric
- n. the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)
- n. the essential quality of something
- n. the characteristic appearance of a surface having a tactile quality
- n. the musical pattern created by parts being played or sung together
- From Middle French texture, borrowed from Latin textura ("a weaving, web, texture, structure"), from texere ("to weave"), past participle textus; see text. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin textūra, from textus, past participle of texere, to weave; see text. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Stadium MK is still oddly indistinguishable in texture from the Ikea megastore with which it shares a plot, its main entrance reminiscent of the marketing suite of a rather swish new suburban residential development.”
“Skin texture is smoothed and refined, and the complexion becomes more even, translucent and bright.?”
“To make it possible, he had to mirror the label texture and adapt the source code.”
“They are thicker, and the texture is a mix, let's say 60% chewy and 40% soft/cakey, so not quite as chewy as the other batch.”
“I like filleted (SP?) bass the best, the texture is a little stiffer and it holds up better than crappie or catfish.”
“Keep stirring the mashed beans in the bacon fat until the texture is a chunky paste.”
“They look and taste just like Pumpkin Pies, but the texture is a little denser and has more fiber.”
“Its texture is just so much more tender and melting than the beef round, although higher in fat I grant you.”
“The texture is usually too cardboard-y for me and the icing is always too sweet.”
“These shortbread are delicate, but they do hold their shape (just warn small children to be careful) and their texture is meltingly tender-crumbly.”
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