- a rectangular piece or block, now usually of metal, having on its upper surface a letter or character in relief.
- such pieces or blocks collectively.
- a similar piece in a typewriter or the like.
- such pieces collectively.
- a printed character or printed characters: a headline in large type.
- face (defs. 21b, c).
- a genus or species that most nearly exemplifies the essential characteristics of a higher group.
- the one or more specimens on which the description and naming of a species is based.
- the inherited features of an animal or breed that are favorable for any given purpose: dairy type.
- a strain, breed, or variety of animal, or a single animal, belonging to a specific kind.
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How to use type in a sentence
But yes, I pictured a James Bond-type just sauntering over to her.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I have to think her body type played a role,” said Rachel Greenblatt, a Lecturer in Jewish Studies at Harvard University.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But Ally knows better and dresses tastefully for her age and body type now.
Sabrine was the outgoing, sociable type, and had many friends, while Ziad was shy and a little more introverted.
Mistletoe is basically a vampire—but one of those an anti-hero type vampires.
Though the average speaker is generally limited by one type of voice, which he varies somewhat, it is not often disguised.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Accustomed to a written character, their eyes became wearied by the crabbedness and formality of type.
True, she had never met the provincial type before, but she doubted if Rosewater had produced a crop of Isabel Otises.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
I must make no mistake, and blunder into a national type of features, all wrong; if I make your mask, it must do us credit.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
A mixed type of the present day Negro, she was slightly tall, and somewhat slender, with a figure straight and graceful.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for type (1 of 2)
- a small block of metal or more rarely wood bearing a letter or character in relief for use in printing
- such pieces collectively
- the taxonomic group the characteristics of which are used for defining the next highest group, for example Rattus norvegicus (brown rat) is the type species of the rat genus Rattus
- (as modifier)a type genus; a type species