(noun, verb)


1. a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

- what type of sculpture do you prefer?

Definition categories: thought, form, kind, sort, variety

2. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

- the capable type

Similar word(s): case, character, eccentric

Definition categories: person, adult, grownup

3. (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon

Definition categories: group, taxon

4. printed characters

- small type is hard to read

Definition categories: communication, character, graph, grapheme

5. all of the tokens of the same symbol

- the word `element' contains five different types of character

Definition categories: communication, symbol

6. 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

Definition categories: man–made, block

Sentences with type as a noun:

- This type of plane can handle rough weather more easily than that type of plane.

- The headline was set in bold type.

- the type of a genus, family, etc.

- We can't get along: he's just not my type.

- He was exactly her type.

- The fundamental types used to express the simplest and most essential chemical relations are hydrochloric acid, water, ammonia, and methane.

- Categorial grammar is like a combination of context-free grammar and types.


1. write by means of a keyboard with types

- type the acceptance letter, please

Similar word(s): typewrite

Definition categories: communication, write

2. identify as belonging to a certain type

- Such people can practically be typed

Similar word(s): typecast

Definition categories: cognition, identify

Sentences with type as a verb:

- The doctor ordered the lab to type the patient for a blood transfusion.