From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtypetype1 /taɪp/ ●●● S1 W1 noun 1 [countable]TYPE one member of a group of people or things that have similar features or qualitiesof this/that/each etc type I’ve already seen a few movies of this type.type of What type of music do you like? There are two main types of sleep.Type is a countable noun and should be plural after words such as ‘these’, ‘those’, and ‘many’: this type of buildingthese types of building ✗Don’t say: these type of building2 [singular] a person who has, or seems to have, a particular character Jo’s not really the sporty type. Beth is not the type to make a fuss.3 → be somebody’s type4 [uncountable]TCN printed letters italic type5 [countable, uncountable]TCN a small block with a raised letter on it that is used to print with, or a set of theseCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + typethis/that typeHe is not suited to this type of work.a particular typeHave you flown this particular type of aircraft before?the same typeThey use the same type of axe as a tool and a weapon.a different typeI’ve learned to work with different types of people.a new typeThese architects felt the time had come for a new type of public building.the main typeMethane is the main type of gas produced.skin/hair typeThe best cleanser for you depends on your skin type.blood type American English (=one of the classes into which human blood can be separated)Mother and child had the same blood type.personality type (=with a particular type of character)Find out your personality type by answering our simple questionnaire.soil type (=for example, sandy soil or clay soil)The plant thrives in a wide range of soil types. THESAURUStype/kind/sort one member of a group of people or things that have similar features or qualities. Type is the usual word to use in scientific or technical contexts. In everyday English, people usually use kind or sortWhat type of fish is this?There are two main personality types.kind a type of person or thing. Kind is less formal than type, and is used especially in everyday EnglishWhat kind of food do you like?There were all kinds of people there.The study is the first of its kind in Ireland.sort especially British English a type of person or thing. Sort is less formal than type, and is used especially in everyday British EnglishWhat sort of person is she?I like all sorts of music.form one type of something from all the ones that are possible – used especially when things have different physical characteristics, or in certain fixed phrasesThere are many forms of heart disease. Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. The first primitive life forms consumed various materials, including hydrogen sulfide, and released oxygen. In those days, horses were the commonest form of transport.We need to use alternative forms of energy.a popular form of entertainmentvariety a type that is slightly different from others in the same groupThe French make many varieties of cheese.This is a new variety of apple.species a type of plant or animal, which can breed together to produce plants or animals of the same typeThese forests contain many species of trees. The giant panda is an endangered species.of a ... nature formal used when talking about a particular type of thingMany people find it embarrassing to discuss problems of a sexual nature.Minor incidents of this nature normally occur about once a month.category a group of people or things that are all of the same type – used when there is a clear system for deciding which group something belongs toThe three major categories of rock are: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary.She won the best actress category at the Oscars.brand used when talking about the particular way that someone does something or thinks about something, when this is very different from that of other peopleShe has her own special brand of humour.He has called for a more positive brand of politics.genre formal a type of art, music, literature etc. that has a particular style or featureHe has written novels in several genres, most notably science fiction.a type of productbrand the name of a type of product made by a company, especially one that you use every day such as food or cleaning productsa survey to find out which brand of toothpaste people prefer advertising for a well-known brand of cigarettesmake a type of product made by a particular company – used especially about things such as machines, equipment, or cars‘What make of car do you drive?’ ‘A Ford.’model one particular type or design of a vehicle, machine etcThe new models are much faster.
Examples from the Corpustype• the artistic type• bold type• His colleague Gwyn Meirion-Jones, had been working on various building types beginning with peasant houses.• Here again, there are many quite ordinary terms for the internal parts of discourse types.• As a result, several general types of college of higher education evolved.• We need a secretary with good typing speeds.• The second woman was a grandmotherly type.• Sam hoped he wasn't one of those New Age mystical types.• Today, a well-known, but primitive, type of ego-defence exists, termed identification with the aggressor.• Soon she pulled into the driveway of her house, a modest brick ranch type fringing the edges of her voting district.• Rosa has trouble finding cosmetics for her skin type.• Marion says she'll do some typing for us.• Does the organization have a track record of success in initiatives of this type?• Hutchins has been writing novels of this type for years.of this/that/each etc type• We must protect children from abuse of this type but we must also protect them from abuse by the system.• The differences between and the characteristics of each type of search is outlined below.• The first was the feeling that I was not at all fatigued after an hour of this type of running-walking.• We will see more of this type of automated and instantaneous feedback in Workplace 2000.• It certainly demonstrates the power of conjugation and provides a definite guide for further puzzles of this type.• Already one firm has developed a 30 W source of this type which gives a light like a 100 W light bulb.• The civil service had several advantages for a study of this type.• Lexical variation of this type is widespread in Durham and is not restricted to items belonging to any particular grammatical class.is not the type to• He isn't the type to be tied down, even by the flimsiest of bonds.• He is not the type to go to the pub and just pick some one up.• Jamie is not the type to tuck himself in bed early.• Van Orton, the super-controlled business man, is not the type to go in for bungee jumping.typetype2 ●●● S2 W3 verb 1 [intransitive, transitive]WRITE to write something using a computer or a typewriter He types with two fingers. Type your password, then press ‘Return’.type something up (=type a copy of something written by hand, in note form, or recorded) I went home to type up the report.type something in (=write information on a computer) Please wait while I type in your details.2 [transitive] technicalHBFIND OUT to find out what group something such as blood, cells, or a disease belong to DNA typing→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpustype• I don't know how to type.• These letters still need to be typed.• I had no idea what I was typing and would leave the office each day disorientated and dizzy with the effort.• Bring up the customer database, and type in the amount on the invoice.• She complies, and the marketing firm has her answers typed into a computer.• We'll have someone type it out and put it in alphabetical order.• So: you type it out on an electric typewriter on A4 or A5 size paper.• A young policeman in a leather jacket painfully, letter by letter, typed my losses on an ancient machine.• Please type or print your letters and keep them brief.• Press Tab to indent the first line, then type the following paragraph.• Could you type those letters for me?• I asked Michelle to type up my assignment so I could mail it in today.• I'm afraid I don't type very fast.From Longman Business Dictionarytypetype /taɪp/ verb [intransitive, transitive] to write something using a typewriter or WORD PROCESSORDoes the report need to be typed?How fast can you type?→ See Verb tableOrigin type1 (1400-1500) Latin typus “image”, from Greek typos “act of hitting, mark made by hitting, model”, from typtein “to hit”