Type meaning

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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.

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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.

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A pattern, a design, or an image impressed or stamped onto the face of a coin.
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A person, thing, or event that represents or symbolizes another, esp. another that it is thought will appear later; symbol; token; sign.
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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.
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To write with a typewriter or computer keyboard.
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A distinguishing mark, sign, or impress.
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The general form, structure, plan, style, etc. characterizing or distinguishing the members of a class or group.
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A person, animal, or thing that is representative of, or has the distinctive characteristics of, a class or group; typical individual or instance.
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A perfect example; model; pattern; archetype.
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The combination of characters of an animal or breed that make it most suitable for a particular use.

Beef type, dairy type.

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The simplest of a set of equivalent forms.
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To classify according to type.

To be typed as a villain.

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To write using the keyboard of a typewriter, computer, etc.
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To determine the type of (a blood sample)
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To use the keyboard of a typewriter, computer, etc.; specif., to touch-type.
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Type, representative form, example.

Phonotype, stereotype.

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Stamp, print, printing type.

Ferrotype, monotype.

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A number of people or things having in common traits or characteristics that distinguish them as a group or class.
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A person, thing, or model having the features of a group or class.
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The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
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To assign to a category.
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To determine the antigenic characteristics of a blood or tissue sample.
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(1) A category of data. See data type.
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A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.

This type of plane can handle rough weather more easily than that type of plane.

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An individual considered typical of its class.

We can't get along: he's just not my type.

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An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
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(printing, countable) A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
  • (uncountable) Such types collectively, or a set of type of one font or size.
  • (chiefly uncountable) Text printed with such type, or imitating its characteristics.
    The headline was set in bold type.
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(biology) An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group.

The type of a genus, family, etc.

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(biology) A blood group.
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(theology) An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.
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(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.
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(UK, colloquial) A person of the sort one is usually sexually or romantically attracted to.

She's my type.

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(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.
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(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.

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(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.

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To put text on paper using a typewriter.
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To enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard.
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To determine the blood type of.

The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.

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To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand; to prefigure.

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To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.
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Type is defined as to produce words on a typewriter or computer.

An example of type is to write a novel in Microsoft Word.

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The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
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A kind, class, or group having distinguishing characteristics in common [a new type of airplane, an animal of the dog type]
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(one's) type
  • A person to whom one should be sexually attracted or romantically inclined:.
    With her interest in art, she should be just your type.
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someone's type
  • The kind of person that someone finds attractive or agreeable.
    A bookish man is definitely not her type.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

(one's) type
someone's type

Origin of type

  • Fr < Gr -typon < typos: see type
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
  • Middle English symbol from Late Latin typus type from Latin image from Greek tupos impression
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin typus, from Ancient Greek τύπος (tupos, “mark, impression, type"), from τύπτω (tuptō, “I strike, beat").
    From Wiktionary