Meaning of FONT in English


/ fɒnt; NAmE fɑːnt/ noun


a large stone bowl in a church that holds water for the ceremony of baptism


( technical ) the particular size and style of a set of letters that are used in printing, etc.



sense 1 late Old English : from Latin fons , font- spring, fountain, occurring in the ecclesiastical Latin phrase fons or fontes baptismi baptismal water(s) .

sense 2 late 16th cent. (denoting the action or process of casting or founding): from French fonte , from fondre to melt.

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