Definitions of type:
  • noun:   a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper
    Example: "He dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up"
  • noun:   a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    Example: "What type of sculpture do you prefer?"
  • noun:   all of the tokens of the same symbol
    Example: "The word `element' contains five different types of character"
  • noun:   printed characters
    Example: "Small type is hard to read"
  • noun:   (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
  • noun:   a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    Example: "The capable type"
  • verb:   identify as belonging to a certain type
    Example: "Such people can practically be typed"
  • verb:   write by means of a keyboard with types
    Example: "Type the acceptance letter, please"

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