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font, fount, typeface, face, casenoun
a specific size and style of type within a type family
a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: fons, Latin; fontaine, French.
He set before him spread
A table of celestial food divine,
Ambrosial fruits, fetcht from the tree of life;
And from the fount of life ambrosial drink. John Milton, Par. Reg.
Proofs as clear as founts in July, when
We see each grain of gravel. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
Can a man drink better from the fountain when it is finely paved with marble, than when it swells over the green turf? Jeremy Taylor, Rule of living holy.
Narcissus on the grassy verdure lies;
But whilst within the crystal fount he tries
To quench his heat, he feels new heat arise. Addison.
Fountains I intend to be of two natures: the one that sprinkleth or spouteth water; the other a fair receipt of water, without fish, or slime, or mud. Francis Bacon, Essay 47.
All actions of your grace are of a piece, as waters keep the tenor of their fountains: your compassion is general, and has the same effect as well on enemies as friends. Dryden.
Almighty God, the fountain of all goodness. Comm. Prayer.
You may reduce many thousand bodies to these few general figures, as unto their principal heads and fountains. Henry Peacham.
This one city may well be reckoned not only the seat of trade and commerce, not only the fountain of habits and fashions, and good breeding, but of morally good or bad manners to all England. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.
Etymology: [See Font.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
See Font (2).
The numerical value of fount in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of fount in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of fount in a Sentence
Shakespeare A Lover's Complaint 279:
This said, his watery eyes he did dismount, Whose sights till then were levell'd on my face; Each cheek a river running from a fount With brinish current downward flow'd apace: O, how the channel to the stream gave grace!
Type design moves at the pace of the most conservative reader. The good type-designer therefore realizes that, for a new fount to be successful, it has to be so good that only very few recognize its novelty.
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