a number of things or persons sharing a particular characteristic, or set of characteristics, that causes them to be regarded as a group, more or less precisely defined or designated; class; category:
a criminal of the most vicious type.
a thing or person regarded as a member of a class or category; kind; sort (usually followed by of):
This is some type of mushroom.
Informal. a person, regarded as reflecting or typifying a certain line of work, environment, etc.:
a couple of civil service types.
a thing or person that represents perfectly or in the best way a class or category; model:
the very type of a headmaster.
Logic, Linguistics.. Also called type-word. the general form of a word, expression, symbol, or the like in contrast to its particular instances:
The type “and” in “red and white and blue” has two separate tokens.
Compare (def 8).
the pattern or model from which something is made.
an image or figure produced by impressing or stamping, as the principal figure or device on either side of a coin or medal.
a distinctive or characteristic mark or sign.
a symbol of something in the future, as an Old Testament event serving as a prefiguration of a New Testament event.
verb (used with object), typed, typing.
to write on a ; typewrite or keyboard.
to reproduce in type or in print.
Medicine/Medical. to ascertain the type of (a blood or tissue sample).
to be a type or symbol of; ; symbolize; represent.
to represent prophetically; foreshadow; prefigure.
verb (used without object), typed, typing.
a kind, class, or category, the constituents of which share similar characteristics
a subdivision of a particular class of things or people; sort: what type of shampoo do you use?
the general form, plan, or design distinguishing a particular group
(informal) a person who typifies a particular quality: he’s the administrative type
(informal) a person, esp of a specified kind: he’s a strange type
characters printed from type; print
See type specimen
the characteristic device on a coin
(linguistics) a symbol regarded as standing for the class of all symbols identical to it Compare token (sense 8)
(logic) a class of expressions or of the entities they represent that can all enter into the same syntactic relations. The theory of types was advanced by Bertrand Russell to avoid the liar paradox, Russell’s paradox, etc
(philosophy) a universal. If a sentence always has the same meaning whenever it is used, the meaning is said to be a property of the sentence-type Compare token (sense 9)
(mainly Christian theol) a figure, episode, or symbolic factor resembling some future reality in such a way as to foreshadow or prefigure it
(rare) a distinctive sign or mark
to write (copy) on a typewriter
(transitive) to be a symbol of; typify
(transitive) to decide the type of; clarify into a type
(transitive) (med) to determine the blood group of (a blood sample)
(transitive) (mainly Christian theol) to foreshadow or serve as a symbol of (some future reality)
late 15c., “symbol, emblem,” from Latin typus “figure, image, form, kind,” from Greek typos “dent, impression, mark, figure, original form,” from root of typtein “to strike, beat,” from PIE root *(s)teu- “to strike, cut, hew” (see steep (adj.)). Extended 1713 to printing blocks with letters carved on them. The meaning “general form or character of some kind, class” is first in English 1843, though it had that sense in Latin and Greek. To be someone’s type “be the sort of person that person is attracted to” is recorded from 1934.
“to write with a typewriter,” 1888; see type (n.). Related: Typed; typing.
v. typed, typ·ing, types
To determine the antigenic characteristics of a blood or tissue sample.
occurs only once in Scripture (1 Cor. 10:11, A.V. marg.). The Greek word _tupos_ is rendered “print” (John 20:25), “figure” (Acts 7:43; Rom. 5:14), “fashion” (Acts 7:44), “manner” (Acts 23:25), “form” (Rom. 6:17), “example” or “ensample” (1 Cor. 10:6, 11; Phil. 3:17; 1 Thess. 1:7; 2 Thess. 3:9; 1 Tim. 4:12). It properly means a “model” or “pattern” or “mould” into which clay or wax was pressed, that it might take the figure or exact shape of the mould. The word “type” is generally used to denote a resemblance between something present and something future, which is called the “antitype.”
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