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Meaning of FONT

Pronunciation:  fânt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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
             That name was given me at the font.   --Shak.
Computing Dictionary

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
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