|1.||[ noun ] a subdivision of a particular kind of thing|
"what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
|Related terms:||antitype kind version nature|
|2.||[ noun ] a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)|
|Synonyms:||character case eccentric|
"a real character" "a strange character" "a friendly eccentric" "the capable type" "a mental case"
|3.||[ noun ] (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon|
|Related terms:||taxonomic_group biology|
|4.||[ noun ] printed characters|
"small type is hard to read"
|Related terms:||character font type_family|
|5.||[ verb ] (writing) write by means of a keyboard with types|
"type the acceptance letter, please"
|Related terms:||write touch-type triple-space backspace shift double-space typewriter typing typist|
|6.||[ verb ] identify as belonging to a certain type|
"Such people can practically be typed"
|Related terms:||identify character|
|7.||[ noun ] (printing) 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"
|Related terms:||block quad|
|8.||[ noun ] all of the tokens of the same symbol|
"the word `element' contains five different types of character"