Type. n.s. [type, Fr. typus, Lat. τύπος.]
- Emblem; mark of something.
The faith they have in tennis, and tall stockings,
Short bolster'd breeches, and those types of travel,
And understanding again the honest men. Shakespeare.
Thy emblem, gracious queen, the British rose,
Type of sweet rule, and gentle majesty. Prior.
- That by which something future is prefigured.
Informing them by types
And shadows of that destin'd seed to bruise
The serpent, by what means he shall atchieve
Mankind's deliverance. Milton.
The Apostle shews the Christian religion to be in truth and substance what the Jewish was only in type and shadow. Tillotson's Sermons.
- A stamp; a mark not in use.
Thy father bears the type of King of Naples,
Yet not so wealthy as an English yeoman. Shakespeare.
What good is cover'd with the face of heav'n
To be discovered, that can do me good?
— Th' advancement of your children, gentle lady,
— Up to some scaffold, there to lose their heads;
— No, to the dignity and height of fortune,
The high imperial type of this earth's glory. Shakespeare.
- A printing letter.