Definitions for type

Definitions for (noun) type

Main entry: type

Definition: a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper

Usage: he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up

Main entry: type

Definition: a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

Usage: what type of sculpture do you prefer?

Main entry: type

Definition: all of the tokens of the same symbol

Usage: the word `element' contains five different types of character

Main entry: type

Definition: printed characters

Usage: small type is hard to read

Main entry: type

Definition: (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon

Main entry: character, case, eccentric, type

Definition: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

Usage: a real character; a strange character; a friendly eccentric; the capable type; a mental case

Definitions for (verb) type

Main entry: type, typecast

Definition: identify as belonging to a certain type

Usage: Such people can practically be typed

Main entry: type, typewrite

Definition: write by means of a keyboard with types

Usage: type the acceptance letter, please

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