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Type appears in the following tongue twister:

  • To put a pipe in byte mode, type PIPE_TYPE_BYTE.
    (from the Visual C++ help file)

Type appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • I am a sleepy type, Elsa-Mai.
  • "To lay as I dash to be sleepy, type 'else both sad’," I say a lot.
  • Won’t Neil ask radar evoker type Elsa to dot a sleepy trek over a dark salient now?
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The word TYPE can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

Usage statistics for the noun type:

spoken English36.24%written English63.76% conversational speech30.56%task-oriented speech69.44% imaginative writing12.73%informational writing87.27%
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Definition of the noun type

What does type mean as a name of something?

Type is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: types

  1. a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • example: what type of sculpture do you prefer?
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • antonym: antitype
    • more generic words: form / kind / sort / variety = a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    • more specific words:
  2. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    • example: the capable type
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of type: case / character / eccentric
    • more generic words: adult / grownup = a fully developed person from maturity onward
  3. (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon
  4. printed characters
  5. all of the tokens of the same symbol
    • example: the word `element' contains five different types of character
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: symbol = an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
  6. a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper
    • example: he dropped a case of type, so they made him pick them up
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: block = a solid piece of something
    • more specific words:
      • kern = the part of a metal type that projects beyond its body
      • space / quad = a block of type without a raised letter

Alternative definition of the noun type


  1. A grouping based on shared characteristics; a class.
  2. An individual considered typical of its class.
  3. An individual that represents the ideal for its class; an embodiment.
  4. [printing] A letter or character used for printing, historically a cast or engraved block.
  5. Such type collectively, or a set of type of one font or size.
  6. Text printed with such type.
  7. [biology] An individual considered representative of members of its taxonomic group.
  8. [biology] A blood group.
  9. [theology] An event or person that prefigures or foreshadows a later event - commonly an Old Testament event linked to Christian times.
  10. [computing theory] A tag attached to variables and values used in determining what values may be assigned to what variables.

Definition of the verb type

What does type mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: typed | typing | types

  1. write by means of a keyboard with types
    • example: type the acceptance letter, please
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb]Smith was inscribing | Smith was scribblingImage Creation Verbs: carve, chalk, charcoal, copy, crayon, doodle, draw, forge, ink, misspell, paint, pencil, plot, print, scratch, scrawl, scribble, sketch, spell, stencil, trace, write
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Theme]The jeweler printed the name | The secretary transcribed the speech
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]The jeweler printed the name on the ring | The secretary transcribed the speech into the record
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]The jeweler printed the name | The secretary transcribed the speechImage Creation Verbs: chronicle, copy, document, duplicate, film, forge, imitate, microfilm, photocopy, photograph, record, tally, tape, televise, transcribe
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]The jeweler printed the name on the ring | The secretary transcribed the speech into the record
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of type: typewrite
    • more generic word: write = communicate or express by writing
    • more specific words:
      • shift = use a shift key on a keyboard
      • backspace = hit the backspace key on a computer or typewriter keyboard
      • double-space = type with a full space between lines
      • triple-space = type with two empty spaces between lines
      • touch-type = type without looking at the keyboard
  2. identify as belonging to a certain type
    • example: Such people can practically be typed
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of type: typecast
    • more generic word: identify = consider to be equal or the same


Who is Type?

Type a.k.a. cYz: Cynthia Patricia Zamorano Cavalcante é uma produtora, cantora, e compositora brasileira.


  1. "Type" is the first single from Living Colour's second album Time's Up released in 1990.
  2. "Type" is a musical single of Living Colour.
    • released in (25 years ago)
  3. "Type" is a musical album of Yuki Koyanagi.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  4. "Type" a.k.a. "Aboard" is a musical album of Zé Nando Pimenta.
    • released in (14 years ago)


"Type" is a book by Simon Loxley.

  • also known as "Type: the secret history of letters"


  1. the type of which all other types are instances.
  2. TYPE: In computing, type is a command in various VMS, AmigaDOS, CP/M, DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows command line interpreters such as COMMAND.COM, cmd.exe, 4DOS/4NT and Windows PowerShell. It is used to display the contents of specified files. It is analogous to the Unix cat command.
  3. Type: In model theory and related areas of mathematics, a type is an object that, loosely speaking, describes how a element or elements in a mathematical structure might behave.
  4. type is a Unix command that describes how its arguments would be interpreted if used as command names.
  5. Type: The word Type followed by a number is a common way to name a weapon or product in a production series, similar in meaning to "Mark". "Type" was used extensively by the Japanese and Chinese militaries beginning in the 1920s, and is still in current use by the Chinese military. The United Kingdom uses a type number system for much of their military equipment. Many other nations use the word "Type" to designate products in a series.
  6. Type: A primitive type or a user-defined type.
  7. Type: The grouping of this plug e.g. type A, B or K etc..
  8. Type: The variety or class of a fraternity or sorority, such as "service" or "social.
  9. type: The nature or genre of the resource.
  10. The type of annotation is used to specify where the annotation appears in relation to the given path.

Phrases with Type

Phrases starting with the word Type:

  1. type a
  2. type b
  3. type o
  4. type ab
  5. Type-In
  6. type slug
  7. Type-Safe
  8. type genus
  9. type metal

Phrases ending with the word Type:

  1. N-Type
  2. P-Type
  3. body type
  4. Data type
  5. Pele-Type
  6. Wild type
  7. blood type
  8. Blood-Type
  9. roman type
  10. Solar-Type
  11. touch-type

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Type

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Google previewCollected Papers on the Noctuidae (1891)

by John Bernhard Smith

The type is a female, and Mr. Grote rightly refers it to Polia.

Google previewFundamentals of Civil Procedure' 2005 Ed.

The first type is a dismissal upon a motion to dismiss under Rule 16. This motion is filed by the defending party before responding to a pleading asserting a claim. The second type is a dismissal of the action either upon notice by the plaintiff or ...

Google previewRevelation of The End Time (2015)

by Mark P. Krieger

A type is a divinely deliberate Old Testament foreshadowing of some spiritual reality in the New Testament. Types can be persons such as Adam...

Google previewAda 2012 Rationale (2013)

The Language -- The Standard Libraries by John Barnes

An indexable container type is a tagged type with at least one of the aspects Constant_Indexing or Variable_Indexing...

Google previewPerspectives In Teacher Education (2004)

by G.N.P. Srivastava

The second type is the progressively collaborative mentor who emphasises working alongside mentees, offering advice as the confidence and skills of the mentees increase. The third type is the professional friend mentor who regards the ...

Google previewTransmission & Distribution (2009)

by U.A.Bakshi, M.V.Bakshi

Hewlett or inter-linking type The cemented cap type is the most commonly used suspension type insulator.

Google previewThe Behaviour of Teleost Fishes (2012)

by Tony J. Pitcher

The first type is the electro-olfactogram (EOG), a slow negative voltage change recorded from the epithelial surface (Ottoson...

The second type is a unitary action potential recorded extracellularly from an olfactory neurone intraepithelially, ...

Google previewMicrosoft SQL Server 2012 Administration (2013)

Real-World Skills for MCSA Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-461, 70-462, and 70-463) by Tom Carpenter

SQL Server supports three main types of backups. The first backup type is the full backup, and it is used to back up every used data page in the ...

Google previewFarm Drainage in the United States (1987)

History, Status, and Prospects by George A. Pavelis

The first laser type is a single laser light beam or line projected parallel to the desired grade and along the direction of drainage machine travel. The second type is a partial-plane or segment of circle (arc) projected parallel to the desired grade ...

Google previewThe Math Encyclopedia of Smarandache type Notions

Vol. I. Number Theory by Marius Coman

The descrescendo sequence: The type of sequence of sequences constructed in the following way: 1, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1,

Google previewThe Doctors' Dictionary, 2nd edition (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors by Joseph C Segen

expands or contracts according to the situation personality type Any of a number of broad types of personalities ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Face and Form Reading (1920)

A Complete Summary of Character Analysis ... Physical and Mental Traits Revealed by Mary Olmstead Stanton

The Eve, 936 The forms of the eye ; The three general forms of the eye ; Artistic type; Reflective type; The agreeable eye; The linguistic eye; Politic eye; Untruthful eye ; Upward oblique; Double obliquity ; Observing eyelid ; Licentious and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Terms chiefly found in the Scriptures. Second edition [of "A Dictionary of Scripture Words, &c."]. (1810)

_ ' ' Type—a resemblance: an emblem or model ot'sometbing. 'thus, the brazen serpent lifted on a pole in the wilderness for the cure of the wounded Israelites, was a type of Christ lifted up on the cross to heal and save sinners. (See Numbers ...

Google previewHeadquarters Army Civilian Personnel System: HQ ACPERS Data Element Dictionary, December 2000

FILE DIN DATA ELEMENT TITLE QHJ/2 Performance Rating Type 3 QHJ/3 Performance Rating Type 4 QHJ/4 Performance Rating Type 5 R0A Retirement Plan R0B ...

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Usage statistics about type

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun type:

spoken English36.24%written English63.76% conversational speech30.56%task-oriented speech69.44% imaginative writing12.73%informational writing87.27%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun type:


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A New Type of Sign Language Education in Mexico

A center in the southern Mexical state of Oaxaca has developed a dynamic social inclusion model of teaching sign language that uses innovative new media in ...

Quotes about Type

When the highest type of men hear Tao,
They diligently practice it.
When the average type of men hear Tao,
They half believe in it.
When the lowest type of men hear Tao,
They laugh heartily at it.
Without the laugh, there is no Tao. (Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu)
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Scrabble value of T1Y4P3E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of TYPE

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