type

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noun
1 kind/sort
ADJECTIVE
distinct, distinctive, specific, well-defined
certain, particular

certain types of cancer

diverse
broad

Two broad types of approach can be identified.

main, major, predominant, principal
basic, common, conventional, standard, traditional
extreme
alternative
novel

a novel type of sculpture

favourite/favorite, popular
ideal

the ideal type of helmet for caving

body, personality, physical
blood, cell, hair, skin, tissue, etc.
product
habitat, rock, soil, vegetation
VERB + TYPE
distinguish, identify, recognize
represent
classify, define, determine
choose, select, specify
revert to

The boss came back to work all relaxed, but now he's reverting to type.

PREPOSITION
in type

The recession is similar in type to that of ten years ago.

of a type

a motel of a type that has all but vanished

type of

There are various types of daffodil(s).

PHRASES
of its type

This exercise is the hardest of its type.

a range of types, a variety of types
2 person
ADJECTIVE
adventurous, athletic, sporty
quiet, shy, silent

He must be the strong silent type.

jealous, marrying, old-fashioned

I am definitely not the marrying type.

He was the old-fashioned type, well-mannered and always in a suit and tie.

artistic, creative, literary, media

West Coast media types

City (= a person who works in finance in the City of London) (BrE), corporate, Wall Street (esp. AmE)

The bar was crowded with corporate types in suits.

PHRASES
true to type (esp. BrE)

True to type, Adam turned up an hour late.

(not) your type

She's not really my type—she's a little too serious.

3 printed letters
ADJECTIVE
bold, boldface
italic
roman
VERB + TYPE
print sth in, set sth in

Key paragraphs of the report are set in italic type.

use
PREPOSITION
in … type

The important words are in bold type.

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verb
ADVERB
correctly
neatly
quickly, rapidly
furiously

He was sitting at his desk typing furiously.

out, up

I've written the report and will type it up next week.

in

She typed her password in.

away

Sam typed away for a few minutes.

back (esp. AmE)

She quickly typed back a response.

PREPOSITION
into

She typed the details into the computer.

on

This letter was typed on an electronic typewriter.

Type is used with these nouns as the object: ↑command, ↑document, ↑email, ↑manuscript, ↑memo, ↑password, ↑reply, ↑report, ↑word

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