a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
"what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
character, eccentric, type, case(noun)
a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
"a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"
display case, role, font, instance, pillow slip, case, eccentric, fictitious character, theatrical role, guinea pig, fount, flake, eccentric person, quality, casing, fictional character, reference, event, part, subject, grapheme, example, vitrine, cause, shell, causa, fiber, slip, compositor's case, geek, caseful, grammatical case, oddball, persona, face, showcase, character, typesetter's case, fibre, graphic symbol, character reference, sheath, typeface, lineament, lawsuit, pillowcase, suit
(biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
"small type is hard to read"
all of the tokens of the same symbol
"the word `element' contains five different types of character"
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"
write by means of a keyboard with types
"type the acceptance letter, please"
identify as belonging to a certain type
"Such people can practically be typed"
A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
This type of plane can handle rough weather more easily than that type of plane.
An individual considered typical of its class.
We can't get along: he's just not my type.
An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.
A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group.
the type of a genus, family, etc.
A blood group.
An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.
A tag attached to variables and values used in determining which kinds of value can be used in which situations; a data type.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Emblem is the English form of emblema, a Latin word of Greek origin, signifying a figure beaten out on a metallic vessel by blows from within; also, a figure inlaid in wood, stone, or other material as a copy of some natural object. The Greek word symbolon denoted a victor's wreath, a check, or any object that might be compared with, or found to correspond with another, whether there was or was not anything in the objects compared to suggest the comparison. Thus an emblem resembles, a symbol represents. An emblem has some natural fitness to suggest that for which it stands; a symbol has been chosen or agreed upon to suggest something else, with or without natural fitness; a sign does actually suggest the thing with or without reason, and with or without intention or choice. A symbol may be also an emblem; thus the elements of bread and wine in the Lord's Supper are both appropriate emblems and his own chosen symbols of suffering and death. A statement of doctrine is often called a symbol of faith; but it is not an emblem. On the other hand, the same thing may be both a sign and a symbol; a letter of the alphabet is a sign which indicates a sound; but letters are often used as mathematical, chemical, or astronomical symbols. A token is something given or done as a pledge or expression of feeling or intent; while the sign may be unintentional, the token is voluntary; kind looks may be signs of regard; a gift is a token; a ring, which is a natural emblem of eternity, and also its accepted symbol, is frequently given as a token of friendship or love. A figure in the sense here considered is something that represents an idea to the mind somewhat as a form is represented to the eye, as in drawing, painting, or sculpture; as representing a future reality, a figure may be practically the same as a type. An image is a visible representation, especially in sculpture, having or supposed to have a close resemblance to that which it represents. A type is in religion a representation of a greater reality to come; we speak of one object as the type of the class whose characteristics it exhibits, as in the case of animal or vegetable types. An attribute in art is some accessory used to characterize a figure or scene; the attribute is often an emblem or symbol; thus the eagle is the attribute of St. John as an emblem of lofty spiritual vision. Compare SIGN.
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- نوع, نمط, طبعArabic
- tipus, teclejarCatalan, Valencian
- typ, psát na strojiCzech
- Type, Typ, Typus, Art, Letter, tippenGerman
- είδος, τύπος, χαρακτήρεςGreek
- tipo, clase, tipear, escribir a máquina, mecanografiar, identificar el tipo de, teclearSpanish
- liik, vererühmEstonian
- نوع, نوع, تیپPersian
- perustyyppi, laji, tyyppi, veriryhmä, enne, kirjasin, luokka, määrittää, näpyttää, kirjoittaa, kirjoittaa koneella, naputtaa, näppäilläFinnish
- caractère, type, genre, taper à la machine, dactylographier, taperFrench
- clò, seòrsa, gnè, clò-sgrìobh, taidhpScottish Gaelic
- סוג, הִקְלִידHebrew
- तरह, प्रकारHindi
- legépel, gépelHungarian
- տեսակ, լիտեր, տպատառ, տիպ, տպելArmenian
- tag, sort, gerð, tegund, týpa, kynIcelandic
- tipo, dattilografareItalian
- タイプ, 種類, 型, 分類, 打つ, [[タイプライター]]で[[打つ]]Japanese
- შრიფტი, ტიპიGeorgian
- 유형, 타입, 종류, 형, 種類, 타자하다Korean
- جۆر, نهوعKurdish
- TypLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- asinsgrupa, burtstabiņš, tips, litera, veidsLatvian
- jenis, menaipMalay
- type, typenDutch
- typeNorwegian Nynorsk
- czcionka, typ, rodzajPolish
- tipo, gênero, digitar, tipar, datilografarPortuguese
- gen, felRomanian
- представи́тель, тип, род, шрифт, гру́ппа кро́ви, обра́зчик, ли́тера, вид, печа́тать, напеча́тать, [[писа́ть]] на [[машинкаRussian
- крвна група, тип, врста, разредSerbo-Croatian
- typ, maskinskrivaSwedish
- అచ్చు అక్షరము, ఉదాహరణము, మాదిరి, టైపు చేయు, చిహ్నము, శ్రేణి, ఛాయ, వర్గం, లక్షణము, రకముTelugu
- рід, тип, видUkrainian
- nhóm, kiểu, chữ in, loại, gõ, đánh máy, đánh chữVietnamese
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