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Definitions of type

  1. write by means of a typewriter
  2. a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper; " he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
  3. a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; " what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
  4. printed characters; " small type is hard to read"
  5. ( biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
  6. identify as belonging to a certain type; " Such people can practically be typed"
  7. a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; " what of sculpture do you prefer?"
  8. printed characters; " small is hard to read"
  9. write by means of a keyboard with types; " the acceptance letter, please"
  10. The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem.
  11. Form or character impressed; style; semblance.
  12. A figure or representation of something to come; a token; a sign; a symbol; -- correlative to antitype.
  13. That which possesses or exemplifies characteristic qualities; the representative.
  14. A general form or structure common to a number of individuals; hence, the ideal representation of a species, genus, or other group, combining the essential characteristics; an animal or plant possessing or exemplifying the essential characteristics of a species, genus, or other group. Also, a group or division of animals having a certain typical or characteristic structure of body maintained within the group.
  15. The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; esp., the design on the face of a medal or a coin.
  16. A simple compound, used as a mode or pattern to which other compounds are conveniently regarded as being related, and from which they may be actually or theoretically derived.
  17. A raised letter, figure, accent, or other character, cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing.
  18. Such letters or characters, in general, or the whole quantity of them used in printing, spoken of collectively; any number or mass of such letters or characters, however disposed.
  19. To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
  20. To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.
  21. To make a copy of; to represent; to copy by means of a typewriter; to reproduce in letter- bearing metal blocks called type, or to make a plate impression of from such blocks.
  22. The mark or impression of something; an emblem; the first form of something, to be followed and copied; a model or pattern; an original design from which copies are to be made; a person who, or a thing which, stands as a foreshadowing of persons, things, or events which are to come later; a person in a story who represents an abstract quality; a person or thing representative of a group because of characteristics possessed in common with individuals of the group; a sample; in printing, a metal block bearing an impression of a letter, figure, etc., to be stamped in ink upon paper; such blocks taken collectively: formerly classified under names, as in the following table; now generally classified according to size, by a measure called a point, which equals 1- 72 of an inch, each size corresponding to one of the names formerly used; as, 12- point type, formerly called pica, prints letters 1- 6 of an inch high.
  23. Typed.
  24. Typing.
  25. A mark or figure struck or stamped upon something: an emblem or figure of something to come: a raised letter, etc., in metal or wood used in printing: a model in nature made the subject of a copy: ( nat. hist.) that which combines best the characteristics of a group: ( med.) the order in which the symptoms of a disease exhibit themselves.
  26. TYPAL.
  27. Something emblematic, representing, symbolizing, or prefiguring something else; image; emblem; symbol; sign.
  28. A representative of a class or group; an example; pattern.
  29. Biol. A fundamental or ideal structure or organism.
  30. A block of metal or of wood, bearing a raised letter or character for use in printing; also, such pieces collectively.
  31. A termination used to signify type, representative form, stamp.
  32. An emblem; that which represents something else; a sign; a symbol; a figure of something to come; stamp or general structure or character; model; ideal; a letter in metal or other hard material to print from.
  33. A mark of something; an emblem, sign, or symbol; a figure of something to come; the shape or form of a letter of the alphabet in metal; a peculiarity in the form of a disease; the original conception in art which becomes the subject of a copy; the perfect representation or idea of anything.
  34. The sum of the characteristics common to a large number of individuals, serving as a ground for classification ; a primary model.

Usage examples for type

  1. He was as far removed from the " misunderstood" type as could be wished; and he was quite happy. – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. Some revelation of the Type, that is to say, is necessary. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  3. And it's a type that makes me tired. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  4. A frogman emerged from the cave, spring- type spear gun pointed directly toward them. – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  5. A great lady, of a type we're not familiar with, that's all. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  6. And on this paper were a few words, type- written. – The Dragon's Secret by Augusta Huiell Seaman
  7. " That doctor is a strange type," said Stainton at last. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  8. They threw type at him. – Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston
  9. The latter were of a different type than those with whom the Indians later had to deal. – Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society by Robert F. Murphy Yolanda Murphy
  10. So, after all, she had been to him from the first, not a type but a woman. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  11. Before her mental vision he stood, the very type of noble manhood. – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  12. It has a noble tone, is of a noble type. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  13. Doctor Woods was of the same type. – Tales and Trails of Wakarusa by Alexander Miller Harvey
  14. She had concluded at once that it was a type that did not interest her. – Missing by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  15. My other visitor, who came a day or two later, was a very different type of man. – The Silent Isle by Arthur Christopher Benson
  16. And whether with strangers or at home, remember Him Who was subject unto His parents, Him of Whom Jephthah's daughter was but a faint type. – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  17. What is the normal type of Christian faith? – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  18. Nor was his type of mind attractive. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  19. Just the second- rate actress type, don't you know? – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  20. He received him back from God’ s hand as a type of Him in Whom the promise would be fulfilled. – The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews by Thomas Charles Edwards
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