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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 and Etymology of font

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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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 and Etymology 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

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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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