type - definition and synonyms


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  1. 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?

    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. 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. 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.