type

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type is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
type

Pronunciation[change]

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Noun[change]

Singular
type

Plural
types

Metal type
  1. (countable) A type is one thing or a group of things that are all members of a larger group because of some similarity.
    I use the same type of camera at work.
    It's very hard to see the differences between the two types of bird.
    This type of snake is not dangerous to people.
  2. (countable) A type is a person who is like people from a particular group who are all similar in some way.
    He's not the usually football type.
  3. (uncountable) Type is letters that have been printed by a machine.
    The type in this book is too small to read.
  4. (countable & uncountable) Type is the blocks of metal with raised letters used to print text.
    With Gutenberg's movable type printing, books could be made using less money.

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Plain form
type

Third-person singular
types

Past tense
typed

Past participle
typed

Present participle
typing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you type something, you write it using a keyboard.
    I typed up the letter very quickly, so I hope there are no mistakes.
    Please, type in your user name and password.
    I don't want handwriting. Please, type it.
    I can't type with all my fingers.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you type something, you put it into a particular group because of some group similarity.
    The Red Cross collects the blood and the technicians in the hospitals cross and type it.

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