- a category of people or things having common characteristics；a person of a specified character or nature
- write (something) on a typewriter or computer by pressing the keys；determine the type to which (a person or their blood or tissue) belongs
verb: type, 3rd person present: types, gerund or present participle: typing, past tense: typed, past participle: typed
noun: type, plural noun: types
- 1. a category of people or things having common characteristics this type of heather grows better in a drier habitat blood types 同義詞
- ▪ informal a person of a specified character or nature two sporty types in tracksuits 同義詞
- ▪ informal the sort of person one likes or finds attractive she's not really my type
- 2. a person or thing exemplifying the ideal or defining characteristics of something she characterized his witty sayings as the type of modern wisdom 同義詞
- ▪ an object, conception, or work of art serving as a model for subsequent artists.
- ▪ a symbol of someone or something the dolphin is a conventional type of Christ
- ▪ a person or event in the Old Testament taken as a foreshadowing of someone or something in the New Testament.
- ▪ an organism or taxon chosen as having the essential characteristics of its group.
- ▪ short for type specimen
- 3. characters or letters that are printed or shown on a screen bold type 同義詞
- ▪ a piece of metal with a raised letter or character on its upper surface, for use in letterpress printing.
- ▪ metal types used in letterpress printing the first European printing of books began in 1454 with the invention of movable type
- 4. a design on either side of a medal or coin.
- 5. an abstract category or class of linguistic item or unit, as distinct from actual occurrences in speech or writing.
- 1. write (something) on a typewriter or computer by pressing the keys he typed out the second draft I'm learning to type
- 2. determine the type to which (a person or their blood or tissue) belongs the kidney was typed