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CONTEXT, noun [Latin Con and texo, to weave.] The general series or composition of a discourse; more particularly, the parts of a discourse which precede or follow the sentence quoted; the passages of scripture which are near the text, either before it or after it. The sense of a passage of scripture is often illustrated by the context

CONTEXT, adjective Knit or woven together; close; firm.

CONTEST, verb transitive To knit together. [Not used.]