Definition of "type" []

  • A number of people or things having in common traits or characteristics that distinguish them as a group or class. (noun)
  • The general character or structure held in common by a number of people or things considered as a group or class. (noun)
  • A person or thing having the features of a group or class. (noun)
  • An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment: "He was the perfect type of a military dandy” ( Joyce Cary). (noun)
  • A person regarded as exemplifying a particular profession, rank, or social group: a group of executive types; a restaurant frequented by tourist types. (noun)
  • A kind, class, or category, the constituents of which share similar characteristics (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A subdivision of a particular class of things or people; sort (noun)
  • The general form, plan, or design distinguishing a particular group (noun)
  • A person who typifies a particular quality (noun)
  • A person, esp of a specified kind (noun)
  • A small block of metal or more rarely wood bearing a letter or character in relief for use in printing (noun)
  • Such pieces collectively (noun)
  • Characters printed from type; print (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The characteristic device on a coin (noun)
  • A symbol regarded as standing for the class of all symbols identical to it (noun)
  • A class of expressions or of the entities they represent that can all enter into the same syntactic relations. The theory of types was advanced by Bertrand Russell to avoid the liar paradox, Russell's paradox, etc (noun)
  • A universal. If a sentence always has the same meaning whenever it is used, the meaning is said to be a property of the sentence-type (noun)
  • A figure, episode, or symbolic factor resembling some future reality in such a way as to foreshadow or prefigure it (noun)
  • A distinctive sign or mark (noun)
  • To write (copy) on a typewriter (verb)
  • To be a symbol of; typify (verb)
  • To decide the type of; clarify into a type (verb)
  • To determine the blood group of (a blood sample) (verb)
  • To foreshadow or serve as a symbol of (some future reality) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "type" in a sentence
  • "Langibout is _le type pur de l'ancienne école_; Madame Gervaisais, too, is _un exemple et un type_ of the intellectual _bourgeoise_ of"
  • "And when I post things on here, I'm always thinking 'will that sit right with everyone else, cause they're AS, so they would probably like something like this ... * type type type*' as apposed to 'this is me, I hope you like who I am, shame if you don't'."
  • "Converts a text string into an enumerated text of the type specified by _type. and if you're Dynamics Ax is configured in English, this code will work fine."