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1. A basin for holding baptismal water in a church.
2. A receptacle for holy water; a stoup.
3. The oil reservoir in an oil-burning lamp.
4. An abundant source; a fount: She was a font of wisdom and good sense.
[Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin fōns, font-, from Latin, fountain.]
font′al (fŏn′tl) adj.
A complete set of type of one size and face.
[French fonte, casting, from Old French (from Vulgar Latin *fundita, from Late Latin, feminine of *funditus, past participle of Latin fundere, to pour forth; see fondant) or from Old French fondre, to melt (from Latin fundere).]
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. a large bowl for baptismal water, usually mounted on a pedestal
b. a receptacle for holy water
2. the reservoir for oil in an oil lamp
3. archaic or poetic a fountain or well
[Old English, from Church Latin fons, from Latin: fountain]
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a complete set of type of one style and size. Also called: fount
[C16: from Old French fonte a founding, casting, from Vulgar Latin funditus (unattested) a casting, from Latin fundere to melt; see found3]
1. a receptacle for the water used in baptism.
2. stoup (def. 1).
3. a productive source.
4. the reservoir for oil in a lamp.
5. Archaic. a fountain.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English font, fant < Late Latin, Latin font-, s. of fōns baptismal font, spring, fountain]
a complete assortment of type of one style and size.Also, Brit., fount.
[1570–80; < Middle French fonte < Vulgar Latin *funditus a pouring, molding, casting, verbal n. from Latin fundere to pour. See found3]
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|Noun||1.||font - a specific size and style of type within a type family|
type - printed characters; "small type is hard to read"
type family - a complete set of type suitable for printing text
unicameral script - a script with a single case
bicameral script - a script having two distinct cases
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
italic - a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right
raster font, screen font - the font that is displayed on a computer screen; "when the screen font resembles a printed font a document may look approximately the same on the screen as it will when printed"
|2.||font - bowl for baptismal water |
basin - a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"