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Type meaning

type - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem.
  2. 2. Form or character impressed; style; semblance.
  3. 3. A figure or representation of something to come; a token; a sign; a symbol; -- correlative to antitype.
  4. 4. That which possesses or exemplifies characteristic qualities; the representative.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. A raised letter, figure, accent, or other character, cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
  11. 11. To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.
  12. 12. A mark; emblem; figure; raised letter, & c., used in printing; that which best combines the characteristics of a group; model.

type - examples of usage

  1. Why does the type run together? - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. That type of man may think things at times; but he doesn't often put them into words. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. It was, as I have said, mere chance which had brought so many persons of a particular type together on this occasion, and I thought I might go there year after year and never see the like again. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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