Typify

  • 1 Typify — Typ i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Typified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Typifying}.] [Type + fy.] 1. To represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance. [1913 Webster] Our Savior was typified, indeed, by the goat that was slain, and the scapegoat in the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 typify — index depict, exemplify, personify, represent (portray), signify (denote) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 typify — 1630s, to represent by a symbol, from L. typus (see TYPE (Cf. type)) + FY (Cf. fy). Meaning to serve as a typical specimen of some class, etc. is attested from 1854 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 typify — [v] represent, characterize body forth, describe, emblematize, embody, epitomize, exemplify, feature, illustrate, incarnate, mean, mirror, model, personify, stand for, sum up, symbolize; concepts 55,261,682 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 typify — ► VERB (typifies, typified) ▪ be typical of. DERIVATIVES typification noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 typify — [tip′i fī΄] vt. typified, typifying [see TYPE & FY] 1. to be a type or emblem of; symbolize; prefigure 2. to have or show the distinctive characteristics of; be typical of; exemplify typification n. typifier n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 typify — typ|i|fy [ˈtıpıfaı] v past tense and past participle typified present participle typifying third person singular typifies [T] 1.) to be a typical example of something ▪ the features which typify a Scottish Highland landscape ▪ non violent protest …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 typify — UK [ˈtɪpɪfaɪ] / US [ˈtɪpɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive, never progressive] Word forms typify : present tense I/you/we/they typify he/she/it typifies present participle typifying past tense typified past participle typified 1) to be an excellent or… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 typify — [[t]tɪ̱pɪfaɪ[/t]] typifies, typifying, typified VERB If something or someone typifies a situation or type of thing or person, they have all the usual characteristics of it and are a typical example of it. [V n] These two buildings typify the rich …

    English dictionary

  • 10 typify — verb (transitive not in progressive) 1 to be a typical example of something: the arrogance that typifies this government s approach 2 to be a typical part or feature of something: the long complicated sentences that typify legal documents …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 typify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Date: 1622 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… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 typify — typification, n. typifier, n. /tip euh fuy /, v.t., typified, typifying. 1. to serve as a typical example of; exemplify. 2. to serve as a symbol or emblem of; symbolize; prefigure. 3. to represent by a type or symbol. [1625 35; < L typ(us) TYPE + …

    Universalium

  • 13 typify — verb /ˈtɪpɪfaɪ/ a) To embody, exemplify; to represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance. His attitude typifies the attitude of young people today …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 typify — Synonyms and related words: advert to, allude to, augur, be taken as, betoken, body forth, characterize, denominate, denote, designate, divine, emblematize, embody, epitomize, evince, exemplify, figure, finger, foretoken, hint, illustrate,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 typify — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. symbolize, exemplify, embody, represent; prefigure. See indication, conformity. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. exemplify, symbolize, embody; see mean 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. exemplify,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 typify — typ|i|fy [ tıpı,faı ] verb transitive never progressive 1. ) to be an excellent or typical example of something 2. ) to be a typical part or feature of something: be typified by something (=have something as a typical part or feature): Meningitis …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 typify — typ·i·fy || tɪpɪfaɪ v. represent; characterize …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 typify — verb (typifies, typifying, typified) be typical of. Derivatives typification noun typifier noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 typify — v. a. Figure, indicate, betoken, denote, represent, stand for, shadow forth …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 typify — verb the girls basketball team typifies the school spirit of our student body Syn: epitomize, exemplify, characterize, be representative of; personify, embody, be emblematic of …

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