a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
"what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
character, eccentric, type, case(noun)
a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
"a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"
(biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
"small type is hard to read"
all of the tokens of the same symbol
"the word `element' contains five different types of character"
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"
write by means of a keyboard with types
"type the acceptance letter, please"
identify as belonging to a certain type
"Such people can practically be typed"
A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
This type of plane can handle rough weather more easily than that type of plane.
An individual considered typical of its class.
We can't get along: he's just not my type.
An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group.
the type of a genus, family, etc.
A blood group.
An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.
A tag attached to variables and values used in determining which kinds of value can be used in which situations; a data type.
To put text on paper using a typewriter.
To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
To determine the blood type.
The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.
Origin: From typus, from τύπος, from τύπτω.
the mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem
form or character impressed; style; semblance
a figure or representation of something to come; a token; a sign; a symbol; -- correlative to antitype
that which possesses or exemplifies characteristic qualities; the representative
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
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
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
a raised letter, figure, accent, or other character, cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing
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
to represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure
to furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tīp, n. a mark or figure struck or stamped upon something: an emblem or figure of something to come, esp. the foreshadowing in the Old Testament of something realised in the New (the antitype): an exemplar, pattern: a representative style, model: the principal device on a coin or medal: a model in nature made the subject of a copy: (nat. hist.) that which combines best the characteristics of a group: the order in which the symptoms of a disease exhibit themselves: a chemical compound which represents the composition and structure of many more complex compounds, esp. Gerhardt's four types—hydrochloric acid, water, ammonia, and marsh-gas: a piece of metal, wood, or other material, on one end of which is cast or engraved a character, sign, &c. used in printing (the sizes are designated by different names in respect of their body—i.e. the depths of the face which comes in contact with the ink plus the bevel and beard. Again, differences in width render the type fat or lean, or, if strongly marked, extended or condensed; differences in style or face are endless—Roman and Italic compose the text of all books in English; Antique (1), Gothic (2), Clarendon (3), and Black-letter (4) are approved styles for display. In America types are designated according to the number of 'points' of which the body consists. The point is 1⁄12 of a Pica; Nonpareil would accordingly be called six points. On the Continent the point is 1⁄12 of a Cicero, a body between Pica and English): the whole types used in printing.—v.t. to constitute a type of: to reproduce in type: to typify.—adj. Ty′pal.—ns. Type′-bar, a line of type cast in one piece, as in a linotype or typograph; Type′-block, a body of metal or wood on which a type is cut or cast; Type′-cast′ing, the act of founding type in moulds; Type′-cut′ter, one who engraves dies for printing-types; Type′-cyl′inder, the cylinder of a rotary printing-machine on which types or plates are fastened for printing; Type′-found′er, one who founds or casts printers' type; Type′-found′ing; Type′-found′ry, a place where type is founded or manufactured; Type′-gauge, a type-measure: a gauge for estimating the size of type.—adj. Type′-high, of the standard height of type—of a woodcut, &c.—ns. Type′-hold′er, a bookbinder's pallet or holder for use in hand-stamping; Typem′bryo, an embryo at the stage when it first exhibits the type of structure of the phylum or sub-kingdom to which it belongs; Type′-met′al, metal used for making types, a compound of tin, antimony, copper, and lead; Type′-scale, a measuring-rod for type; Type′-set′ter, a compositor: a machine which combines types in proper order for printing; Type′-set′ting.—v.t. and v.i. Type′write, to produc
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'type' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #560
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'type' in Written Corpus Frequency: #704
Rank popularity for the word 'type' in Nouns Frequency: #111
Rank popularity for the word 'type' in Verbs Frequency: #1066
The numerical value of type in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of type in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A chic type, a rough type, an odd type - but never a stereotype
Obviously, an inmate of this type of risk that's gone through this type of stress, this type of pressure, we're going to want to keep a close eye on.
It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order -- and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.
He's not the type of guy who's just going to fall off a boat, he's the type of guy who watches to make sure no one else does. He's a very smart, resourceful, MacGyver-type guy.
My theory is pretty simple : if you keep dating the same type of person and it never seems to work out, your true' type' may be the kind of person you haven't tried dating before.
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Translations for type
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- نوع, نمط, طبعArabic
- tipus, teclejarCatalan, Valencian
- typ, psát na strojiCzech
- Type, Typ, Typus, Art, Letter, tippenGerman
- είδος, τύπος, χαρακτήρεςGreek
- tipo, clase, tipear, escribir a máquina, mecanografiar, identificar el tipo de, teclearSpanish
- liik, vererühmEstonian
- نوع, نوع, تیپPersian
- perustyyppi, laji, tyyppi, veriryhmä, enne, kirjasin, luokka, määrittää, näpyttää, kirjoittaa, kirjoittaa koneella, naputtaa, näppäilläFinnish
- caractère, type, genre, taper à la machine, dactylographier, taperFrench
- clò, seòrsa, gnè, clò-sgrìobh, taidhpScottish Gaelic
- סוג, הִקְלִידHebrew
- तरह, प्रकारHindi
- legépel, gépelHungarian
- տեսակ, լիտեր, տպատառ, տիպ, տպելArmenian
- tag, sort, gerð, tegund, týpa, kynIcelandic
- tipo, dattilografareItalian
- タイプ, 種類, 型, 分類, 打つ, [[タイプライター]]で[[打つ]]Japanese
- შრიფტი, ტიპიGeorgian
- 유형, 타입, 종류, 형, 種類, 타자하다Korean
- جۆر, نهوعKurdish
- TypLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- asinsgrupa, burtstabiņš, tips, litera, veidsLatvian
- jenis, menaipMalay
- type, typenDutch
- typeNorwegian Nynorsk
- czcionka, typ, rodzajPolish
- tipo, gênero, digitar, tipar, datilografarPortuguese
- gen, felRomanian
- представи́тель, тип, род, шрифт, гру́ппа кро́ви, обра́зчик, ли́тера, вид, печа́тать, напеча́тать, [[писа́ть]] на [[машинкаRussian
- крвна група, тип, врста, разредSerbo-Croatian
- typ, maskinskrivaSwedish
- అచ్చు అక్షరము, ఉదాహరణము, మాదిరి, టైపు చేయు, చిహ్నము, శ్రేణి, ఛాయ, వర్గం, లక్షణము, రకముTelugu
- рід, тип, видUkrainian
- nhóm, kiểu, chữ in, loại, gõ, đánh máy, đánh chữVietnamese
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