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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fount mean? 

FOUNT (noun)
  The noun FOUNT has 2 senses:

1. a specific size and style of type within a type family
2. a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water

  Familiarity information: FOUNT used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

FOUNT (noun)

Sense 1fount [BACK TO TOP]


A specific size and style of type within a type family

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


font; fount; typeface; face

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

type (printed characters)

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

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 ("fount" is a member of...):

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

Sense 2fount [BACK TO TOP]


A plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


fount; fountain

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

plumbing fixture (a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building)

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