typetype1 /taɪp/ ●●●S1W1 noun1[countable]TYPE one member of a group of people or things that have similarfeatures or qualitiesof this/that/each etc typeI’ve already seen a few movies of this type.type ofWhat type of music do you like?There are two main types of sleep.GRAMMAR: Countable or uncountable?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 characterJo’s not really the sporty type.Beth is not the type to make a fuss.3 →be somebody’s type4[uncountable]TCNprintedlettersitalic 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 usualword to use in scientific or technicalcontexts. 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 physicalcharacteristics, or in certainfixedphrasesThere 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.
type• 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 customerdatabase, and type in the amount on the invoice.• She complies, and the marketing firm has her answerstyped 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 sizepaper.• A young policeman in a leatherjacket painfully, letter by letter, typed my losses on an ancient machine.• Pleasetype or print your letters and keep them brief.• PressTab 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 table