noun \ˈfänt\

Definition of FONT

a :  a receptacle for baptismal water
b :  a receptacle for holy water
c :  a receptacle for various liquids
:  source, fountain <a font of information>
font·al \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



Definition of FONT

:  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

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow
FONTAL Defined for Kids


noun \ˈfänt\

Definition of FONT for Kids

:  a basin to hold water for baptism
:  source 1 <a font of information>


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