Meaning of FONT in English


I. ˈfänt noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin font-, fons, from Latin, fountain

Date: before 12th century


a. : a receptacle for baptismal water

b. : a receptacle for holy water

c. : a receptacle for various liquids

2. : source , fountain

a font of information

• font·al ˈfän-t ə l adjective

II. noun

Etymology: French fonte, from Middle French, act of founding, from Vulgar Latin * fundita, feminine of funditus, past participle of Latin fundere to found, pour — more at found

Date: circa 1688

: an assortment or set of type or characters all of one style and sometimes one size

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