type meaning

[ taip ] Pronunciation:   "type" in a sentence
  • Noun: type  tIp
    1. A subdivision of a particular kind of thing
      "what type of sculpture do you prefer?" 
    2. A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
      "the capable type"
      - character, eccentric, case 
    3. (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon 
    4. Printed characters
      "small type is hard to read" 
    5. All of the tokens of the same symbol
      "the word 'element' contains five different types of character" 
    6. 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"
    Verb: type  tIp
    1. Write by means of a keyboard with types
      "type the acceptance letter, please"
      - typewrite 
    2. Identify as belonging to a certain type
      "Such people can practically be typed"
      - typecast

    Derived forms: typed, types, typing

    See also: typic, typify, typing, typist

    Type of: adult, block, character, form, grapheme, graphic symbol, grownup, identify, kind, sort, symbol, taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group, variety, write

    Antonym: antitype

    Encyclopedia: Type

  • [American slang]
    n. a combining form indicating a specified type of person.
    • He's a caveman type. You know, sort of hairy and smelly.
    • Ted's the brainy type, but has no guts.

  • [Business]
    verb, noun

    verb [+ obj or no obj]


    to write sth using the keyboard of a computer, etc:

    I taught myself to type.

    I just need to type an email.

    Type the url into the address box.


    typing noun [U]:

    typing errors

    typist noun [C]:

    I'm quite a fast typist.

    She started in the company as a typist.


    type sth up

    to type sth that was written by hand, often in the form of notes:

    I haven't typed up the minutes of the meeting yet.

    noun [U]


    letters that are printed or typed:

    The warning is written in small type on the back of the packet.

  • [Finance]
    The classification of an option contract as either a put or a call.

  • [Medicine]
    1 : a lower taxonomic category selected as a standard of reference for a higher category; also : a specimen or series of specimens on which a taxonomic species or subspecies is actually based
    2 : the morphological, physiological, or ecological characters by which relationship between organisms may be recognized
    3 : a particular kind, class, or group ‹personality types›; specif : a group distinguishable on physiological or serological bases ‹salmonella types
    vt typed; typ·ing : to determine the type of (as a sample of blood or a culture of bacteria)
  • -type:     /-tīp/  &nbs ...
  • type a:    Noun: type AThe bl ...
  • type in:    type in sth • type ...


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