Definition of typify
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
typificationplay \ˌti-pə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
Examples of typify in a Sentence
His heroic actions typified the courage of all the firefighters at the scene.
The decor typifies the elegance of royal residences.
He typifies what a professional athlete should be.
Gothic architecture is typified by soaring rooflines and stained glass.
Recent Examples of typify from the Web
The 30-year-old Cairo Metro typifies Egypt’s deep economic inequalities and the large distances between classes.
Few couples typify the '90s like Cobain and his wife, Courtney Love.
But the robbers are just one problem facing Colson, the kind of droll tough-guy hero typified by Spenser, the late Robert B. Parker’s renowned private eye.
The peer-to-peer model for vacation lodgings, typified by the tech company Airbnb, has also boomed in the intervening years.
The historic theater in downtown Crystal Lake typifies the combination of modern day times and yesteryear seen throughout the village.
But such confusion simply typified operations at the prison, which reviewers found to be dangerously overcrowded, critically understaffed, and poorly run and managed.
In San Diego’s North County, two women typified that split.
A knockout 1976 untitled ceramic, polychrome terracotta, and stone sculpture by Kelly Detweiler typifies Arneson’s and Shannonhouse’s predilection for funky ceramic sculpture.
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First Known Use of typify
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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)
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