Con·text a. Knit or woven together; close; firm. [Obs.]
The coats, without, are context and callous. --Derham.
Con·text n. The part or parts of something written or printed, as of Scripture, which precede or follow a text or quoted sentence, or are so intimately associated with it as to throw light upon its meaning.
According to all the light that the contexts afford. --Sharp.
Con·text v. t. To knit or bind together; to unite closely. [Obs.]
The whole world's frame, which is contexted only by commerce and contracts. --R. Junius.
n 1: discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to
determine its interpretation [syn: linguistic context,
context of use]
2: the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation
or event; "the historical context" [syn: circumstance]