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Definitions and Synonyms of type | Another word for type | What is type?

Definition 1: a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where type or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up

(type is a kind of ...) a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

"the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"

(... is a kind of type ) the part of a metal type that projects beyond its body

(... is a kind of type ) (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences

Definition 2: a subdivision of a particular kind of thing - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where type or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what type of sculpture do you prefer?

(type is a kind of ...) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

"sculpture is a form of art" "what kinds of desserts are there?"

(... is a kind of type ) a special type

"Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs"

(... is a kind of type ) a particular type of thing

"problems of this type are very difficult to solve" "he's interested in trains and things of that nature" "matters of a personal nature"

(... is a kind of type ) something a little different from others of the same type

"an experimental version of the night fighter" "a variant of the same word" "an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone" "the boy is a younger edition of his father"

Definition 3: all of the tokens of the same symbol - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where type or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the word `element' contains five different types of character

(type is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

Definition 4: printed characters - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where type or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • small type is hard to read

(type is a kind of ...) a written symbol that is used to represent speech

"the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

(... is a kind of type ) a complete set of type suitable for printing text

(... is a kind of type ) a specific size and style of type within a type family

Definition 5: (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon - [noun denoting group]

(type is a kind of ...) animal or plant group having natural relations

(type belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 6: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where type or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a real character
  • a strange character
  • a friendly eccentric
  • the capable type
  • a mental case

Synonyms for type in the sense of this definition

(type is a kind of ...) a fully developed person from maturity onward

Definition 7: identify as belonging to a certain type - [verb of cognition]

Samples where type or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Such people can practically be typed

Synonyms for type in the sense of this definition

(type is a kind of ...) consider to be equal or the same

"He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"

Definition 8: write by means of a keyboard with types - [verb of communication]

Samples where type or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • type the acceptance letter, please

Synonyms for type in the sense of this definition

(type is a kind of ...) communicate or express by writing

"He wrote about his great love for his wife"

(... is a kind of type ) use a shift key on a keyboard

"She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case"

(... is a kind of type ) hit the backspace key on a computer or typewriter keyboard

"To erase, you must backspace"

(... is a kind of type ) type with a full space between lines

(... is a kind of type ) type with two empty spaces between lines

(... is a kind of type ) type without looking at the keyboard

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