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font

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noun \ˈfänt\

Definition of font

  1. 1 a :  a receptacle for baptismal water b :  a receptacle for holy water c :  a receptacle for various liquids

  2. 2 :  source, fountain <a font of information>

fontal play \ˈfän-təl\ adjective


Origin of font

Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin font-, fons, from Latin, fountain


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with font


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font

noun

Definition of font

  1. :  an assortment or set of type or characters all of one style and sometimes one size



Origin of font

French fonte, from Middle French, act of founding, from Vulgar Latin *fundita, feminine of funditus, past participle of Latin fundere to found, pour — more at found


First Known Use: circa 1688


FONT Defined for Kids

font

play
noun \ˈfänt\

Definition of font for Students

  1. 1 :  a basin to hold water for baptism

  2. 2 :  source 1 <a font of information>





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