- a receptacle, usually of stone, as in a baptistery or church, containing the water used in baptism.
- a receptacle for holy water; stoup.
- a productive source: The book is a font of useful tips for travelers.
- the reservoir for oil in a lamp.
- Archaic. a fountain.
Origin of font1
- a complete assortment of type of one style and size.
Origin of font2
Examples from the Web for font
“Font, logo, edge finish, surface finish … everything is different from ours,” said Sung Hwang, the general manager.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
The SarcMark solves that problem, and you can download it as a font for the reasonable price of $1.99 (£1.20).The Rise and Fall of the Infamous SarcMark
September 24, 2013
So I turned it into a poster and I added some kind of fake Russian font to make it look alien.The Pixies Talk About Their Reunion, New Music and a Missing Band Member
September 20, 2013
Avant Garde became the font du jour and Helvetica continued its ride to the top.Eight Best Bits of John Taylor’s Duran Duran Tell-All
October 21, 2012
In the creative fields, from fashion to food to finance to font design, imitation co-exists with innovation.In ‘The Knockoff Economy,’ The Upside to Ripping Off Others’ Ideas
Kal Raustiala, Christopher Sprigman
September 8, 2012
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A church screen, a font, a piece of furniture, or even the handle of a knife.Wood-Carving
The font was brought from the vicarage, probably being of the 15th century.Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood
J. Conway Walter
Mr. O'Callaghan was not exactly the head and font of piety at Littlebath.The Bertrams
There should always be, for proper protection, a cover for the Font.The Worship of the Church
Jacob A. Regester
- a large bowl for baptismal water, usually mounted on a pedestal
- a receptacle for holy water
- the reservoir for oil in an oil lamp
- archaic, or poetic a fountain or well
- printing a complete set of type of one style and sizeAlso called: fount
Word Origin and History for font
"basin," Old English font, from Latin fons (genitive fontis) "fountain" (see fountain), especially in Medieval Latin fons baptismalis "baptismal font."
"typeface, set of letters of a particular type," 1680s, earlier "a casting" (1570s), from Middle French fonte "a casting," noun use of fem. past participle of fondre "to melt" (see found (v.2)). So called because all the letters in a given set were cast at the same time.