type

type
I UK [taɪp] / US noun
Word forms "type":
singular type plural types
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1) [countable] a group of people or things with similar qualities or features that make them different from other groups
type of:

What type of dog have you got?

a local builder who does all types of building work

I won't tolerate this type of behaviour from my students.

of this type:

It's a good price for a bike of this type.

all types of someone/something:

We provide advice to all types of businesses.

2) [countable] someone with particular interests or qualities

I'm not really a sporty type.

All her friends are really arty types.

Sam isn't the romantic type.

3) [uncountable] letters printed in a book, magazine, or newspaper, or typed using a keyboard

Use bold type for the title.

The book is produced in large type and on thick paper.


II UK [taɪp] / US verb
Word forms "type":
present tense I/you/we/they type he/she/it types present participle typing past tense typed past participle typed
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1) [intransitive/transitive] to write something using a keyboard

I didn't know you could type.

He can type 40 words a minute.

She handed me a typed letter from her employer.

2) [transitive] science, medical to find out what group a person or thing belongs to, especially by means of medical or scientific tests

This test helps in typing the organism that causes the disease.

Phrasal verbs:

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