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type

type

 
 
pronunciation:
taIp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of things that share certain features or properties that set the group apart from others; kind.
Whole wheat is the only type of bread that she will eat.That type of dog has pointed ears.
synonyms:
class, form, kind, nature, sort, variety
similar words:
brand, category, genus, group, lot, make, order, pattern, strain, style, suit
definition 2: an example of a kind of plant or animal.
That tree was a good type for us to study.
synonyms:
example, specimen
similar words:
description, mold, original, pattern, representative
definition 3: a block with raised letters or figures used in printing.
In the old days, people made and set type by hand to print books.
similar words:
print
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: typed, types, typing
definition 1: to write using a computer or other device with a keyboard.
I typed my report so that it would be neat and easy to read.
definition 2: to put into a group or class.
He typed the bones according to size.
synonyms:
characterize, classify, group, sort
similar words:
grade, order
Word Builder: type +
  • typist:
    a person whose job is to prepare documents for printing.