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type

noun

1 type

A subdivision of a particular kind of thing.

Roget 521: figure of speech; facon de parler [Fr.], way of speaking, colloquialism.    phrase etc. 566; figure, trope, metaphor, enallage, catachresis; metonymy [Gramm.], ... show more

Roget 591: printing; block printing, type-printing; plate printing etc. 558 (engraving); the press etc. (publication) 531; composition.    print, letterpress, ... show more

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 240: form, figure, shape; conformation, configuration; make, formation, frame, construction, cut, set, build, trim, cut of one's jib; ... show more

Roget 22: prototype, original, model, pattern, precedent, standard, ideal, reference, scantling, type; archetype, antitype; protoplast, module, ... show more

Roget 17: similarity, resemblance, likeness, similitude, semblance; affinity, approximation, parallelism; agreement etc. 23; analogy, analogicalness; correspondence, ... show more

Roget 511: prediction, announcement; program, programme [Brit.] etc. (plan) 626; premonition etc. (warning) 668; prognosis, prophecy, vaticination, ... show more

Dutch: variƫteit
Polish: gatunek, rodzaj, typ



2 type

A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities):
— The capable type.

synonyms: case, character, eccentric.

Roget 561: letter; character; hieroglyphic etc. (writing) 590; type etc. (printing) 591; capitals; digraph, trigraph; ... show more

Roget 75: class, division, category, categorema, head, order, section; department, subdepartment, province, domain.    kind, sort, genus, ... show more

Roget 5: intrinsicality, inbeing, inherence, inhesion; subjectiveness; ego; egohood; essence, noumenon; essentialness etc. adj.; essential part, quintessence, ... show more

Dutch: buitenbeentje, geitebreier, geitenbreier, knakker, koekebakker, koekenbakker, krotenkoker, portret, snuiter, type ... show more
Polish: figura, osobnik, typ, typek

3 type

biology The taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon.

Dutch: type

4 type

Printed characters.

5 type

All of the tokens of the same symbol.

6 type

A small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper.

Dutch: drukletter
Polish: czcionka

verb

1 type

Write by means of a keyboard with types:
— Type the acceptance letter, please.

synonym: typewrite.

Dutch: machineschrijven, overtikken, overtypen, tikken, typen, uittikken, uittypen

2 type

Identify as belonging to a certain type:
— Such people can practically be typed.

synonym: typecast.


Moby thesaurus: Platonic form, Platonic idea, adumbration, aesthetic form, affinity, alien, allegory, alphabetize, analyze, animus, antetype, antitype, aptitude, archetype, area, arrange, art form, ascender, assort, augury ... show more.

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