Noun Definition


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

Category: General

2.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):case, character, eccentric

Category: People

3.Definition: 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"

Category: Objects

4.Definition: a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

"What type of sculpture do you prefer?"

Category: General

5.Definition: all of the tokens of the same symbol

"The word `element' contains five different types of character"

Category: General

6.Definition: printed characters

"Small type is hard to read"

Category: General