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 Dictionary entry overview: What does font mean? 

FONT (noun)
  The noun FONT has 2 senses:

1. a specific size and style of type within a type family
2. bowl for baptismal water

  Familiarity information: FONT used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FONT (noun)

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A specific size and style of type within a type family

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


font; fount; typeface; face

Hypernyms ("font" is a kind of...):

type (printed characters)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "font"):

constant-width font; fixed-width font; monospaced font; typewriter font (a typeface is which each character is given the same width (as by a typewriter))

proportional font (any font whose different characters have different widths)

cartridge font; font cartridge (any font that is contained in a cartridge that can be plugged into a computer printer)

black letter; Gothic (a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries)

bold; bold face; boldface (a typeface with thick heavy lines)

italic (a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right)

raster font; screen font (the font that is displayed on a computer screen)

Helvetica; sans serif (a typeface in which characters have no serifs)

Holonyms ("font" is a member of...):

type family (a complete set of type suitable for printing text)

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Bowl for baptismal water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


baptismal font; baptistery; baptistry; font

Hypernyms ("font" is a kind of...):

basin (a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids)

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