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Meaning of FONT

Pronunciation:  fânt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  bowl for baptismal water
  2. [n]  a specific size and style of type within a type family
 

FONT is a 4 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: baptismal font, baptistery, baptistry, face, fount, typeface
 
 See Also: basin, black letter, bold, bold face, boldface, cartridge font, constant-width font, fixed-width font, font cartridge, Gothic, Helvetica, italic, monospaced font, proportional font, raster font, sans serif, screen font, type, type family, typewriter font

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Font\, n. [F. fonte, fr. fondre to melt or cast. See
    {Found} to cast, and cf. {Fount} a font.] (Print.)
    A complete assortment of printing type of one size, including
    a due proportion of all the letters in the alphabet, large
    and small, points, accents, and whatever else is necessary
    for printing with that variety of types; a fount.
    
    
  2. \Font\, n. [AS. font, fant, fr. L. fons, fontis, spring,
    fountain; cf. OF. font, funt, F. fonts, fonts baptismaux, pl.
    See {Fount}.]
    1. A fountain; a spring; a source.
    
             Bathing forever in the font of bliss. --Young.
    
    2. A basin or stone vessel in which water is contained for
       baptizing.
    
             That name was given me at the font.   --Shak.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A set of glyphs (images) representing the characters from some particular character set in a particular size and typeface. The image of each character may be encoded either as a bitmap (in a bitmap font) or by a higher-level description in terms of lines and areas (an outline font).

There are several different computer representations for fonts, the most widely known are adobe systems, inc.'s postscript font definitions and apple's truetype. window systems can display different fonts on the screen and print them.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affusion, ascender, aspergation, aspersion, back, baptism, baptismal gown, baptismal regeneration, baptistery, baptizement, bastard type, beard, belly, bevel, black letter, body, bonanza, cap, capital, case, chalice, chrismal, chrismatory, christening, ciborium, cornucopia, counter, cruet, descender, em, en, face, fat-faced type, feet, flush, fount, fountain, fountainhead, geyser, gold mine, groove, gush, headspring, headstream, headwater, holy-water font, immersion, infusion, italic, jet, letter, ligature, lode, logotype, lower case, mainspring, majuscule, mine, minuscule, monstrance, nick, ostensorium, pi, pica, point, print, pyx, quarry, reliquary, resource, riverhead, roman, rush, sans serif, script, shank, shoulder, small cap, small capital, source, source of supply, spew, spit, spout, spouter, spray, spring, springhead, sprinkling, spritz, spurt, spurtle, squirt, stamp, staple, stem, total immersion, type, type body, type class, type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders, typefoundry, upper case, vein, well, wellhead, wellspring
 

 

 

 

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