typify

verb typ·i·fy \ ˈti-pə-ˌfī \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of typify

typified; typifying
transitive verb
1 : to represent in typical fashion : to constitute a typical mark or instance of
  • realism … that typified his earlier work
  • Current Biography
2 : to embody the essential or salient characteristics of : be the type of

typification

play \ˌti-pə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of typify in a Sentence

  1. His heroic actions typified the courage of all the firefighters at the scene.

  2. The decor typifies the elegance of royal residences.

  3. He typifies what a professional athlete should be.

  4. Gothic architecture is typified by soaring rooflines and stained glass.

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First Known Use of typify

1622


TYPIFY Defined for English Language Learners

typify

verb

Definition of typify for English Language Learners

  • : to represent what is normal for (something) : to be a good or typical example of (something)

  • : to have the usual characteristics of (something) : to be a typical part or feature of (something)


TYPIFY Defined for Kids

typify

verb typ·i·fy \ ˈti-pə-ˌfī \

Definition of typify for Students

typified; typifying
1 : represent 2
  • The cathedral typifies architecture of this period.
2 : to have the usual characteristics of : be a typical part of
  • The heavy beat typifies the band's music.


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