1》 a category of people or things having common characteristics.
↘ informal a person of a specified character or nature: two sporty ~s in tracksuits.
↘ Linguistics an abstract category or class of linguistic item or unit. Contrasted with token .
2》 a person or thing symbolizing or exemplifying the defining characteristics of something.
3》 printed characters or letters.
↘a piece of metal with a raised letter or character on its upper surface, for use in letterpress printing.
↘such pieces collectively.
4》 a design on either side of a medal or coin.
5》 Theology a foreshadowing in the Old Testament of a person or event of the Christian dispensation.
1》 write using a ~writer or computer.
2》 Medicine determine the ~ to which (a person or their blood or tissue) belongs.
in ~ Printing composed and ready for printing.
C15: from Fr., or from L. typus , from Gk tupos 'impression, figure, ~'.