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TYPE, n. [L. typus; Gr. from the root of tap; to beat, strike, impress.]

1. The mark of something; an emblem; that which represents something else.

Thy emblem, gracious queen, the British rose,

Type of sweet rule and gentle majesty.

2. A sign; a symbol; a figure of something to come; as, Abraham's sacrifice and the paschal lamb, were types of Christ. To this word is opposed antitype. Christ, in this case, is the antitype.

3. A model or form of a letter in metal or other hard material; used in printing.

4. In medicine, the form or character of a disease, in regard to the intension and remission of fevers, pulses, &c.; the regular progress of a fever.

5. In natural history, a general form, such as is common to the species of a genus, or the individuals of a species.

6. A stamp or mark.

TYPE, v.t. To prefigure; to represent by a model or symbol beforehand. [Little used.]




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TYPE, n. [L. typus; Gr. from the root of tap; to beat, strike, impress.]

1. The mark of something; an emblem; that which represents something else.

Thy emblem, gracious queen, the British rose,

Type of sweet rule and gentle majesty.

2. A sign; a symbol; a figure of something to come; as, Abraham's sacrifice and the paschal lamb, were types of Christ. To this word is opposed antitype. Christ, in this case, is the antitype.

3. A model or form of a letter in metal or other hard material; used in printing.

4. In medicine, the form or character of a disease, in regard to the intension and remission of fevers, pulses, &c.; the regular progress of a fever.

5. In natural history, a general form, such as is common to the species of a genus, or the individuals of a species.

6. A stamp or mark.

TYPE, v.t. To prefigure; to represent by a model or symbol beforehand. [Little used.]


TYPE, n. [Fr. type; L. typus; Gr. τυπος, from the root of tap, Gr. τυπτω, to beat, strike, impress.]

  1. The mark of something; an emblem; that which represents something else. Thy emblem, gracious queen, the British rose, / Type of sweet rule and gentle majesty. Prior.
  2. A sign; a symbol; figure of something to come; as, Abraham's sacrifice and the paschal lamb, were types of Christ. To this word is opposed antitype. Christ, in this case, is the antitype.
  3. A model or form of a letter in metal, or other hard material; used in printing.
  4. In medicine, some peculiarity in the form of a disease.
  5. In natural history, a general form, such as is common to the species of a genus, or the individuals of a species.
  6. A stamp or mark. Shak.

TYPE, v.t.

To prefigure; to represent by a model or symbol beforehand. [Little used.] White.


-type
  1. A combining form signifying impressed form; stamp; print; type; typical form; representative; as in stereotype phototype, ferrotype, monotype.
  2. The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem.

    The faith they have in tennis, and tall stockings,
    Short blistered breeches, and those types of travel.
    Shak.

  3. To represent by a type, model, or symbol beforehand] to prefigure.

    [R.] White (Johnson).
  4. Form or character impressed; style; semblance.

    Thy father bears the type of king of Naples. Shak.

  5. To furnish an expression or copy of; to represent; to typify.

    [R.]

    Let us type them now in our own lives. Tennyson.

  6. A figure or representation of something to come; a token; a sign; a symbol; -- correlative to antitype.

    A type is no longer a type when the thing typified comes to be actually exhibited. South.

  7. That which possesses or exemplifies characteristic qualities; the representative.

    Specifically: (a) (Biol.)
  8. A raised letter, figure, accent, or other character, cast in metal or cut in wood, used in printing.

    (b)
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Type

TYPE, noun [Latin typus; Gr. from the root of tap; to beat, strike, impress.]

1. The mark of something; an emblem; that which represents something else.

Thy emblem, gracious queen, the British rose,

TYPE of sweet rule and gentle majesty.

2. A sign; a symbol; a figure of something to come; as, Abraham's sacrifice and the paschal lamb, were types of Christ. To this word is opposed antitype. Christ, in this case, is the antitype.

3. A model or form of a letter in metal or other hard material; used in printing.

4. In medicine, the form or character of a disease, in regard to the intension and remission of fevers, pulses, etc.; the regular progress of a fever.

5. In natural history, a general form, such as is common to the species of a genus, or the individuals of a species.

6. A stamp or mark.

TYPE, verb transitive To prefigure; to represent by a model or symbol beforehand. [Little used.]

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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spirit

SPIR'IT, n. [L. spiritus, from spiro, to breathe, to blow. The primary sense is to rush or drive.]

1. Primarily, wind; air in motion; hence, breath. All bodies have spirits and pneumatical parts within them. [This sense is now unusual.]

2. Animal excitement, or the effect of it; life; ardor; fire; courage; elevation or vehemence of mind. The troops attacked the enemy with great spirit. The young man has the spirit of youth. He speaks or act with spirit. Spirits, in the plural, is used in nearly a like sense. The troops began to recover their spirits.

3. Vigor of intellect; genius. His wit, his beauty and his spirit. The noblest spirit or genius cannot deserve enough of mankind to pretend to the esteem of heroic virtue.

4. Temper; disposition of mind, habitual or temporary; as a man of a generous spirit, or of a revengeful spirit; the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. Let us go to the house of God in the spirit of prayer.

5. The soul of man; the intelligent, immaterial and immortal part of human beings. [See Soul.] the spirit shall return to God that gave it. Eceles. 12.

6. An immaterial intelligent substance. Spirit is a substance in which thinking, knowing, doubting, and a power of moving do subsist. Hence,

7. An immaterial intelligent being. By which he went and preached to the spirit in prison. I Pet. 3. God is a spirit. John 4.

8. Turn of mind; temper; occasions; state of the mind. A perfect judge will read each work of wit, with the same spirit that its author writ.

9. Powers of mind distinct from the body. In spirit perhaps he also saw Rich Mexico, the seat of Montezume.

10. Sentiment; perception. You spirit is too true, your fears too certain.

11. Eager desire; disposition of mind excited and directed to a particular object. God has made a spirit of building succeed a spirit of pulling down.

12. A person of activity; a man of life, vigor or enterprise. The watery kingdom is no bar to stop the foreign spirits, but they come.

13. Persons distinguished by qualities of the mind. Such spirits as he desired to please, such would I choose for my judges.

14. Excitement of mind; animation; cheerfulness; usually in the plural. We found our friend in very good spirits. He has a great flow of spirits. -To sing thy praise, would heaven my breath prolong, Infusing spirits worthy such a song.

15. Life or strength of resemblance; essential qualities; as, to set off the face in its true spirit. The copy has not the spirit of the original.

16. Something eminently pure and refined. Nor doth the eye itself, that most pure spirit of sense, behold itself.

17. That which hath power or energy; the quality of any substance which manifest life, activity, or the power of strongly affecting other bodies; as the spirit of wine or of any liquor.

18. A strong, pungent or stimulation liquor, usually obtained by distillation, as rum, brandy, gin, whiskey. In America, spirit, used without other words explanatory of its meaning, signifies the liquor distilled from cane-juice, or rum. We say, new spirit, or old spirit, Jamaica spirit, &c.

19. An apparition; a ghost.

20. The renewed nature of man. Matt 26. Gal. 5.

21. The influences of the Holy Spirit. Matt. 22.

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