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My granny was very concerned that we weren't baptised - Mum had been desperate to escape her own Catholic upbringing. But Granny thought we were blighted. Whenever we turned up at her house, she would flick holy water - from the font she kept by the door - over us, in the hope that it would save us from damnation.
Natascha McElhone

Meaning of "font" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FONT

Old English, from Church Latin fons, from Latin: fountain.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FONT

font  [fɒnt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FONT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Font is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FONT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

font

Font

In traditional typography, a font is a particular size, weight and style of a typeface. Each font was a matched set of metal type, one piece for each glyph, and a typeface comprised a range of fonts that shared an overall design. In modern usage, with the advent of digital typography, "font" is frequently synonymous with "typeface". In particular, the use of "vector" or "outline" fonts means that different sizes of a typeface can be dynamically generated from one design. Each style may still be in a separate "font file"—for instance, the typeface "Bulmer" may include the fonts "Bulmer roman", "Bulmer italic", "Bulmer bold" and "Bulmer extended"—but the term "font" might be applied either to one of these alone or to the whole typeface.

Definition of font in the English dictionary

The first definition of font in the dictionary is a large bowl for baptismal water, usually mounted on a pedestal. Other definition of font is a receptacle for holy water. Font is also the reservoir for oil in an oil lamp.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FONT


Beaumont
ˈbəʊmɒnt
dinmont
ˈdɪnmɒnt
Egmont
ˈɛɡmɒnt
endosymbiont
ˌendəʊˈsɪmbɪˌɒnt
equant
ˈiːkwɒnt
figurante
ˌfɪɡjʊˈrɒnt
Hellespont
ˈhɛlɪˌspɒnt
intermont
ˌɪntəˈmɒnt
mastodont
ˈmæstəˌdɒnt
microdont
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌdɒnt
piedmont
ˈpiːdmɒnt
quant
kwɒnt
suivante
swiːˈvɒnt
symbiont
ˈsɪmbɪˌɒnt
Vermont
vɜːˈmɒnt
want
wɒnt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FONT

fondu
fondue
fondue Bourguignonne
FONE
fonly
fons et origo
Fonseca
Fontainebleau
fontal
Fontane
fontanel
fontanelle
fontange
Fontenelle
Fonteyn
Fonthill Abbey
fonticulus
fontina
fontinalis
fontlet

WORDS THAT END LIKE FONT

back to front
battlefront
beachfront
confront
Du Mont
forefront
front
home front
lakefront
oceanfront
out-front
riverfront
Santos-Dumont
seafront
storefront
up front
upfront
waterfront
wavefront
wont

Synonyms and antonyms of font in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «font» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FONT

Find out the translation of font to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of font from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «font» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

字体
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fuente
570 millions of speakers

English

font
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फ़ॉन्ट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шрифт
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fonte
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফন্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

police de caractères
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Fon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schrift
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フォント
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

글자체
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Font
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

font chữ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எழுத்துரு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फॉन्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yazı tipi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

carattere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

czcionki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шрифт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

font
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γραμματοσειράς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

font
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

font
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

font
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of font

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FONT»

The term «font» is very widely used and occupies the 2.325 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FONT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about font

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3 QUOTES WITH «FONT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word font.
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Natascha McElhone
My granny was very concerned that we weren't baptised - Mum had been desperate to escape her own Catholic upbringing. But Granny thought we were blighted. Whenever we turned up at her house, she would flick holy water - from the font she kept by the door - over us, in the hope that it would save us from damnation.
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Christine Teigen
I tweet from bed. I love it because it's so quick. And it's funny. But it also leaves a lot of room for error because new people don't sense the sarcasm - there's no sarcasm font.
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Nancy Werlin
There was a mission: To match the cover of 'Extraordinary' to the cover of the paperback 'Impossible,' which was commercially successful. Consider the outdoor natural setting, the single girl in motion with her hair blowing, and the cursive font used for the title; both covers have these in common.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FONT»

Discover the use of font in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to font and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Logo, Font & Lettering Bible
Leslie Cabarga, author of the bestselling Designer's Guide to Color Combinations, has created a textbook of type for the experienced graphics professional as well as the beginning student of design.
Leslie Cabarga, 2004
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Just My Type: A Book about Fonts
From fonts on street signs, IKEA and album covers, to print in our homes and offices; Simon Garfield meets the people behind the typefaces, explains how they affect our lives and gives us a history on how it all began.
Simon Garfield, 2010
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Name This Font: A Practical Encyclopedia of Letterforms
Volume 2 covers 371 of the most popular and interesting uppercase fonts in use. It illustrates decorative/design/display, script and blackletter/uncial letterforms. Letters are charted and arranged in accordance with variations in shape.
Thomas V. Skrivan, 2001
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Practical Font Design
This book uses Fontlab 5 to design a new OpenType font of 600+ characters, step by step.
David Bergsland, 2010
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Nelson Handwriting Font Teacher's Guide
PS 300> Primary Schools with more than 300 pupils PS 100-300 Primary Schools with 100-300 pupils PS
Christalla Watson, Janet Cassidy, 2004
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Precision Type font reference guide: version 5.0
This guide contains the widest variety of font software available from leading developers--Adobe Systems, Agfa, Bitstream, Letraset, Linotype, Monotype, and many others.
Jeff Level, Bruce Newman, Brenda Newman, 1995
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Coffee and Transformation in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Previously published under title: Coffee, contention, and change in the making of modern Brazil.
Mauricio A. Font, 2010
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Writing Your Dissertation with Microsoft Word
1.3 Default font The font is the typeface used by Word 2003 to print your document and to display it on your monitor. Out of the box, Word 2003 comes equipped with a multitude of fonts, and Word 2003 can mix and match them (in any variety of ...
Vincent Kiernan, 2005
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Microsoft Office Excel 2007 - Illustrated Complete
STEPS Excel 2007 QUICK TIP To preview font and font size changes directly in selected cells, use the Font tab; Live Preview shows font, font size, font color, and fill color when you hover the mouse pointer over selections in these lists and ...
Elizabeth Reding, Lynn Wermers, 2007
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Programming Flex 3: The Comprehensive Guide to Creating Rich ...
When you use a device font name in CSS, you must enclose the value in quotation marks: font-family: "_sans"; Often when you use system fonts it is advisable to add a device font as the last font in the fallback list, as in the following example: ...
Chafic Kazoun, Joey Lott, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FONT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term font is used in the context of the following news items.
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Man, 27, fatally stabbed in Providence becomes city's 9th homicide
... color: #2d312b; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px; overflow: hidden; ... display: block; font-family: 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Grande', ... «The Providence Journal, Jul 15»
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Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite Review: Great e-reader, awesome …
On the left is the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite with its 300 ppi screen and new font. On the right is the original Paperwhite and the old default ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
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Crafting: Forget phone photos, dioramas will bring pictures to life
... color: #2d312b; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px; overflow: hidden; ... display: block; font-family: 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Grande', ... «The Providence Journal, Jul 15»
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A $50000 Font Designed Exclusively for Kanye West
So, if anyone were to have a font worth $50,000 exclusive to them, it would be West. Designer Tyler Finck wants to make that a reality with a ... «Complex, Jul 15»
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Advanced font/text rendering options
I have some existing code using FreeType I did some years ago and have used since, just laying out the glpyhs using the FreeType provided ... «GameDev.net, Jul 15»
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AP's Top Stories in video: South Carolina to take down Confederate …
... color: #2d312b; font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px; overflow: hidden; ... display: block; font-family: 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Grande', ... «The Providence Journal, Jul 15»
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Here's a $50,000 typeface designed specifically for Kanye West …
"With three contextual alternates per character, each word is as fresh as Yeezy's next album, which should probably use this font. Seriously. «The Verge, Jul 15»
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Get Out Your Notepad. FrancisChurch is a Font of New Truths
The point of being Pope of FrancisChurch is to 'make doctrine' not defend it. Isn't that right? Look at all the new things we keep learning to ... «Pewsitter, Jul 15»
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Play Typoroids: Asteroids reimagined for font fans
Asteroids is a stone cold arcade classic: It was just you, your triangular spaceship and endless hordes of 8-bit enemies. Now there's a new ... «The Next Web, Jul 15»
10
Free Font Automatically Redacts NSA Surveillance Trigger Words
A free font that automatically redacts NSA surveillance trigger words? Why would anyone want that? It's not like I'm going to ______ a bank or ... «HardOCP, Jul 15»

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