type

I [[t]ta͟ɪp[/t]] SORT OR KIND
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types
1) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n A type of something is a group of those things that have particular features in common.

...several types of lettuce...

There are various types of the disease...

In 1990, 25% of households were of this type.

Syn:
sort, kind
2) N-COUNT: with supp, usu N of n If you refer to a particular thing or person as a type of something more general, you are considering that thing or person as an example of that more general group.

Have you done this type of work before?...

Rates of interest for this type of borrowing can be high...

I am a very determined type of person.

Syn:
sort, kind
3) N-COUNT: usu supp N If you refer to a person as a particular type, you mean that they have that particular appearance, character, or type of behaviour.

It's the first time I, a fair-skinned, freckly type, have sailed in the sun without burning...

I was rather an outdoor type...

She was certainly not the type to murder her husband.

Syn:
4) PHRASE: v-link PHR If you say that someone is not your type, you mean that they are not the sort of person who you usually find attractive. [INFORMAL]

At first I thought he was rather ordinary looking, a little chubby, not my type...

I'm not his type. I am probably too strong a character.

5) See also blood type
II [[t]ta͟ɪp[/t]] WRITING AND PRINTING
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types, typing, typed
1) VERB If you type something, you use a typewriter or word processor to write it.

[V n] I can type your essays for you...

I had never really learnt to type properly...

[V-ed] The letter consists of six closely typed pages.

2) N-UNCOUNT Type is printed text as it appears in a book or newspaper, or the small pieces of metal that are used to create this.

The correction had already been set in type.

3) See also typing
Phrasal Verbs:

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