fount

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noun (1)

British
: a type font

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French funte, founte, from Latin font-, fons

Noun (2)

French fonte, from Middle French — more at font

First Known Use

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1683, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fount was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Fount.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fount. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

fount

noun
ˈfau̇nt

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