Synonyms of type


1. type, kind, sort, form, variety

usage: a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?"

2. character, eccentric, type, case, adult, grownup

usage: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"

3. type, taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon

usage: (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon

4. type, character, grapheme, graphic symbol

usage: printed characters; "small type is hard to read"

5. type, symbol

usage: all of the tokens of the same symbol; "the word `element' contains five different types of character"

6. type, block

usage: 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"


1. type, typewrite, write

usage: write by means of a keyboard with types; "type the acceptance letter, please"

2. type, typecast, identify

usage: identify as belonging to a certain type; "Such people can practically be typed"

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