1. [ noun ] a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

"what type of sculpture do you prefer?"

Related terms: antitype kind version nature
2. [ noun ] a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
Synonyms: character case eccentric

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

Related terms: adult
3. [ noun ] (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
Related terms: taxonomic_group biology
4. [ noun ] printed characters

"small type is hard to read"

Related terms: character font type_family
5. [ verb ] (writing) write by means of a keyboard with types
Synonyms: typewrite

"type the acceptance letter, please"

Related terms: write touch-type triple-space backspace shift double-space typewriter typing typist
6. [ verb ] identify as belonging to a certain type
Synonyms: typecast

"Such people can practically be typed"

Related terms: identify character
7. [ noun ] (printing) 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"

Related terms: block quad
8. [ noun ] all of the tokens of the same symbol

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

Related terms: symbol
Similar spelling:   type_O