(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; 'what type of sculpture do you prefer?'.

(noun.) all of the tokens of the same symbol; 'the word `element' contains five different types of character'.

(noun.) printed characters; 'small type is hard to read'.

(noun.) (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon.

(verb.) identify as belonging to a certain type; 'Such people can practically be typed'.

(verb.) write by means of a keyboard with types; 'type the acceptance letter, please'.

校对:索尼亚--From WordNet


(n.) The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem.

(n.) Form or character impressed; style; semblance.

(n.) A figure or representation of something to come; a token; a sign; a symbol; -- correlative to antitype.

(n.) That which possesses or exemplifies characteristic qualities; the representative.

(n.) 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.

(n.) 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.

(n.) 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.

(n.) A raised letter, figure, accent, or other character, cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing.

(n.) 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.

(v. t.) To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.

(v. t.) To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.



n. [1]. Emblem, symbol, figure, sign, token, mark, shadow, image, representation, adumbration.[2]. Original, model, pattern, prototype, archetype, original, exemplar, protoplast, mirror, paragon.[3]. Stamp, form, kind, sort.[4]. Printing character.



SYN:Mark, stamp, emblem, kind, character, sign, symbol, pattern, archetype, form,model, idea, image, likeness, expression, cast, mold, fashion

ANT:Non-description, non-classification, inexpression, misrepresentation,misindication, falsification, abnormity, deviation, caricature, monstrosity



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 produce by means of a typewriter: to practise typewriting.—ns. Type′writer a machine for producing legible characters on paper by mechanical means without the use of a pen: an operator on a typewriting machine; Type′writing.—adjs. Typ′ic -al pertaining to or constituting a type: emblematic: figurative: (nat. hist.) combining the characteristics of a group: connotative indicative.—n. Typical′ity.—adv. Typ′ically.—ns. Typ′icalness; Typificā′tion; Typifī′er.—v.t. Typ′ify to make a type of: to represent by an image or resemblance: to prefigure:—pa.p. and pa.t. typ′ifīed.—ns. Ty′pist one who uses a typewriter; Typo (tī′pō) a compositor; Ty′pocosmy (Bacon) universal terminology; Ty′pograph a machine for making and setting type; Typog′rapher a printer; Typograph′ia (pl.) miscellany relating to printers and printing: (sing.) a book of instruction in printing.—adjs. Typograph′ic -al pertaining to typography or printing.—adv. Typograph′ically.—ns. Typog′raphist a student of typography; Typog′raphy the art of printing: (orig.) the art of representing by types or symbols: the general appearance of printed matter.—adj. Typolog′ical pertaining to typology.—ns. Typol′ogy the doctrine of Scripture types or figures; Typomā′nia a craze for printing one's lucubrations.—Type genus (biol.) a generic type; Type species (biol.) a specific type.—Unity of type the fundamental agreement in structure seen in organic beings of the same class or order.



To see type in a dream, portends unpleasant transactions with friends. For a woman to clean type, foretells she will make fortunate speculations which will bring love and fortune.



n. Pestilent bits of metal suspected of destroying civilization and enlightenment despite their obvious agency in this incomparable dictionary.





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