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type

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of type

  1. 1 a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common what type of people do you generally hang out with? Synonyms of type breed, class, description, feather, genre, ilk, kidney, kind, like, manner, nature, order, species, strain, stripe, sort, varietyWords Related to type model; sample, specimen; bracket, bunch, category, division, family, grade, group, grouping, lot, persuasion, rank(s), set, suite

  2. 2 one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic a music store that has a good selection of all types of music, not just pop, rock, and rap Synonyms of type bracket, category, classification, division, family, genus, grade, group, kind, league, order, rank(s), rubric, set, species, tier, classWords Related to type description, feather, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, sort; branch, section, speciality, specialty, subclass, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, variety; breed, race; generation; heading, label, title

Synonym Discussion of type

type, kind, sort, nature, description, character mean a number of individuals thought of as a group because of a common quality or qualities. type may suggest strong and clearly marked similarity throughout the items included so that each is typical of the group.
    • one of three basic body types
kind may suggest natural grouping.
    • a zoo seemingly having animals of every kind
sort often suggests some disparagement.
    • the sort of newspaper dealing in sensational stories
nature may imply inherent, essential resemblance rather than obvious or superficial likenesses.
    • two problems of a similar nature
description implies a group marked by agreement in all details belonging to a type as described or defined.
    • not all acts of that description are actually illegal
character implies a group marked by distinctive likenesses peculiar to the type.
    • research on the subject so far has been of an elementary character

type

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of type

  1. to arrange or assign according to type type the birds by geographical range Synonyms of type assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, compartmentalize, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, rank, relegate, separate, sort, classifyWords Related to type array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, systematize; alphabetize, catalog (or catalogue), file, index, list, refer; pigeonhole, shelve; identify, recognize; cull, screen, set, sieve, sift, winnow; clump, cluster, colligate; recategorize, reclassify, regroup; subcategorizeNear Antonyms of type confuse, disarrange, jumble, lump, mix (up), scramble; misclassify, missort, mistype


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