a receptacle, usually of stone, as in a baptistery or church, containing the water used in baptism.
a receptacle for holy water; stoup.
a productive source:
The book is a font of useful tips for travelers.
the reservoir for oil in a lamp.
Archaic. a fountain.
a complete assortment of type of one style and size.
the reservoir for oil in an oil lamp
(archaic or poetic) a fountain or well
(printing) a complete set of type of one style and size Also called fount
“basin,” Old English font, from Latin fons (genitive fontis) “fountain” (see fountain), especially in Medieval Latin fons baptismalis “baptismal font.”
“typeface, set of letters of a particular type,” 1680s, earlier “a casting” (1570s), from Middle French fonte “a casting,” noun use of fem. past participle of fondre “to melt” (see found (v.2)). So called because all the letters in a given set were cast at the same time.
A set of glyphs (images) representing the characters from some particular character set in a particular size and typeface. The image of each character may be encoded either as a bitmap (in a bitmap font) or by a higher-level description in terms of lines and areas (an outline font).
There are several different computer representations for fonts, the most widely known are Adobe Systems, Inc.’s PostScript font definitions and Apple’s TrueType. Window systems can display different fonts on the screen and print them.
[Other types of font?]
[fon-tin-bloh; French fawn-ten-bloh] /ˈfɒn tɪnˌbloʊ; French fɔ̃ tɛnˈbloʊ/ noun 1. a town in N France, SE of Paris: famous palace, long a favorite residence of French kings; extensive forest. /ˈfɒntɪnˌbləʊ; French fɔ̃tɛnblo/ noun 1. a town in N France, in the Forest of Fontainebleau: famous for its palace (now a museum), one of the largest […]
noun 1. a group of artists, many of them Italian and Flemish, who worked on the decorations of the palace of Fontainebleau in the 16th century.
[fon-tl] /ˈfɒn tl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or coming from a fountain or spring. 2. pertaining to or being the source of something: fontal concepts. 3. of or relating to a font, as of baptism.
[fon-tan-uh; for 1 also Italian fawn-tah-nah] /fɒnˈtæn ə; for 1 also Italian fɔnˈtɑ nɑ/ noun 1. Domenico [duh-men-i-koh;; Italian daw-me-nee-kaw] /dəˈmɛn ɪˌkoʊ;; Italian dɔˈmɛ niˌkɔ/ (Show IPA), 1543–1607, Italian architect. 2. a city in S California.