- The definition of a type means people, places or things that share traits which allow them to belong to the same group.
An example of type is men with blond hair.
- Type is defined as to produce words on a typewriter or computer.
An example of type is to write a novel in Microsoft Word.
- a person, thing, or event that represents or symbolizes another, esp. another that it is thought will appear later; symbol; token; sign
- Rare a distinguishing mark, sign, or impress
- the general form, structure, plan, style, etc. characterizing or distinguishing the members of a class or group
- a kind, class, or group having distinguishing characteristics in common [a new type of airplane, an animal of the dog type]: in informal usage, often used elliptically immediately preceding the noun [a new type airplane]
- a person, animal, or thing that is representative of, or has the distinctive characteristics of, a class or group; typical individual or instance
- a perfect example; model; pattern; archetype
- Informal an odd or eccentric person; character
- Agric. the combination of characters of an animal or breed that make it most suitable for a particular use: beef type, dairy type
- the single specimen designated as the one on which the original description and name of a taxon have been based
- type genus or type species
- Math. the simplest of a set of equivalent forms
- a rectangular piece of metal or, esp. formerly, wood, with a raised letter, figure, etc. in reverse on its upper end which, when inked and pressed against a piece of paper or other material, as in a printing press or on a typewriter, leaves an ink impression of its face; also, such pieces collectively or the characters printed from them
- a character or characters formed electronically and produced by a computer printer
- photographic reproductions of print used in photocomposition
- a particular face of type
Origin of typeEcclesiastical Late Latin typus, a model, symbol ; from Classical Latin and amp; Gr: Classical Latin a figure ; from Classical Greek typos, a figure, archetype, model, origin, originally , a blow, mark made by a blow ; from typtein: see tympan
transitive verbtyped, typing
- Now Rare
- to prefigure
- to typify; represent
- to classify according to type: to be typed as a villain
- to write using the keyboard of a typewriter or computer
- Med. to determine the type of (a blood sample)
- type, representative form, example: phonotype, stereotype
- stamp, print, printing type: ferrotype, monotype
Origin of -typeFrench ; from Classical Greek -typon ; from typos: see type
- A number of people or things having in common traits or characteristics that distinguish them as a group or class: That type of car was popular in the 1970s. See Synonyms at kind.
- a. A person or thing having the features of a group or class: He is the type of person that is bound to get into trouble.b. An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment: “He was the perfect type of a military dandy” (Joyce Cary).c. A person regarded as exemplifying a particular profession, rank, or social group: a group of executive types; a restaurant frequented by tourist types.
- A figure, representation, or symbol of something to come, such as an event in the Old Testament that is believed to foreshadow another in the New Testament.
- Biology The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
- Printing a. A small block of metal or wood bearing a raised letter or character on the upper end that leaves a printed impression when inked and pressed on paper.b. Such pieces considered as a group.c. Printed or typewritten characters; print: Let's see how your letter looks in type.d. A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface: a sans-serif type.
- A pattern, a design, or an image impressed or stamped onto the face of a coin.
verbtyped typed, typ·ing, types
- a. To write (something) using a typewriter.b. To input (something) manually on an electronic device, especially by using a keyboard.
- a. To assign to a category; classify or characterize: a political candidate who was typed as indecisive.b. To determine the antigenic characteristics of (a blood or tissue sample).c. To typecast: an actor afraid of being typed as a gangster.
Origin of typeMiddle English, symbol, from Late Latin typus, type, from Latin, image, from Greek tupos, impression.
E. set width
I. point size
- 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.
- (printing, countable) A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
- (biology) An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group.
- the type of a genus, family, etc.
- (biology) A blood group.
- (theology) An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.
- (computing theory) A tag attached to variables and values used in determining which kinds of value can be used in which situations; a data type.
- (UK, colloquial) A person of the sort one is usually sexually or romantically attracted to.
- She's my type.
- (fine arts) The original object, or class of objects, scene, face, or conception, which becomes the subject of a copy; especially, the design on the face of a medal or a coin.
- (chemistry) 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.
- The fundamental types used to express the simplest and most essential chemical relations are hydrochloric acid, water, ammonia, and methane.
- (mathematics) A part of the partition of the object domain of a logical theory (which due to the existence of such partition, would be called a typed theory). (Note: this corresponds to the notion of "data type" in computing theory.)
- Categorial grammar is like a combination of context-free grammar and types.
(third-person singular simple present types, present participle typing, simple past and past participle typed)
- To put text on paper using a typewriter.
- To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
- To determine the blood type of.
- The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.
- To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.
- To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.
From Latin typus, from Ancient Greek τύπος (tupos, “mark, impression, type”), from τύπτω (tuptō, “I strike, beat”).
type - Computer Definition
(1) A category of data. See data type.
(2) To press the keys on a keyboard.
(3) An internal DOS/Windows command that displays the contents of text and batch files as in the following examples: type abc.txt entire contents type abc.txt | more per screenful The vertical bar is a "pipe" and MORE is a "filter." A pipe passes output from one function to another. Thus, you are piping the output of the Type command to the MORE filter, which pauses after receiving a screenful of data and waits for a key to be pressed. See filters and pipes.