Synonyms for type

Synonyms for (noun) type

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: block

Definition: a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

Usage: the pyramids were built with large stone blocks


Synonyms: type

Definition: a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

Usage: what type of sculpture do you prefer?

Similar words: form, kind, sort, variety

Definition: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

Usage: sculpture is a form of art; what kinds of desserts are there?


Synonyms: type

Definition: all of the tokens of the same symbol

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

Similar words: symbol

Definition: an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance


Synonyms: type

Definition: printed characters

Usage: small type is hard to read

Similar words: grapheme, graphic symbol, character

Definition: a written symbol that is used to represent speech

Usage: the Greek alphabet has 24 characters


Synonyms: type

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

Similar words: taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group

Definition: animal or plant group having natural relations


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: adult, grownup

Definition: a fully developed person from maturity onward

Synonyms for (verb) type

Synonyms: type, typecast

Definition: identify as belonging to a certain type

Usage: Such people can practically be typed

Similar words: identify

Definition: consider to be equal or the same

Usage: He identified his brother as one of the fugitives


Synonyms: type, typewrite

Definition: write by means of a keyboard with types

Usage: type the acceptance letter, please

Similar words: write

Definition: communicate or express by writing

Usage: Please write to me every week