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type

 
Noun type has 6 senses
  1. type - a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
    --1 is a kind of
    kind, sort, form, variety
    Antonyms: antitype
    --1 has particulars: nature; version, variant, variation, edition
    Derived forms: verb type2, verb typify1
  2. character, eccentric, type, case - 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"
    --2 is a kind of adult, grownup
    Derived forms: verb type2, verb typify1
  3. type - (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
    --3 is a kind of
    taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon
    Derived form: verb typify1
  4. type - printed characters; "small type is hard to read"
    --4 is a kind of
    character, grapheme, graphic symbol
    --4 has particulars: type family; font, fount, typeface, face
    Derived form: verb type1
  5. type - 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"
    --5 is a kind of
    block
    --5 has particulars: quad, space
    Derived form: verb type1
  6. type - all of the tokens of the same symbol; "the word `element' contains five different types of character"
    --6 is a kind of
    symbol
Verb type has 2 senses
  1. type, typewrite - write by means of a keyboard with types; "type the acceptance letter, please"
    --1 is one way to write
    Derived forms: noun type5, noun type4, noun typist1, noun typing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  2. type, typecast - identify as belonging to a certain type; "Such people can practically be typed"
    --2 is one way to identify
    Derived forms: noun type2, noun type1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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