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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English font, from Latin fons (fountain).

NounEdit

font (plural fonts)

  1. A receptacle in a church for holy water - especially one used in baptism
  2. A receptacle for oil in a lamp.
  3. (figuratively) spring, source, fountain
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle French fonte, feminine past participle of verb fondre (to melt).

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NounEdit

 
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font (plural fonts)

  1. (typography) A set of glyphs of unified design, belonging to one typeface (e.g., Helvetica), style (e.g., italic), and weight (e.g., bold). Usually representing the letters of an alphabet and its supplementary characters.
    1. In metal typesetting, a set of type sorts in one size.
    2. In phototypesetting, a set of patterns forming glyphs of any size, or the film they are stored on.
    3. In digital typesetting, a set of glyphs in a single style, representing one or more alphabets or writing systems, or the computer code representing it.
  2. (computing) A computer file containing the code used to draw and compose the glyphs of one or more typographic fonts on a computer display or printer.
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Etymology 3Edit

Apparently from fount, with influence from the senses above (under etymology 1).

NounEdit

font (plural fonts)

  1. (figuratively) A source, wellspring, fount.
    • 1824George Gordon, Lord Byron, Don Juan, canto V
      A gaudy taste; for they are little skill'd in
      The arts of which these lands were once the font
    • 1910Arthur Edward Waite, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, part II
      As I am not drawing here on the font of imagination to refresh that of fact and experience, I do not suggest that the Tarot set the example of expressing Secret Doctrine in pictures and that it was followed by Hermetic writers; but it is noticeable that it is perhaps the earliest example of this art.
    • 1915Woodrow Wilson, Third State of the Union Address
      I am interested to fix your attention on this prospect now because unless you take it within your view and permit the full significance of it to command your thought I cannot find the right light in which to set forth the particular matter that lies at the very font of my whole thought as I address you to-day.
TranslationsEdit

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fons, fontis.

NounEdit

font m (plural fonts)

  1. fountain
  2. source (of water)
  3. source (origin)
  4. (journalism) source

SynonymsEdit

(fountain): fontana

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

font

  1. third-person plural present indicative of faire

FriulianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fundus.

NounEdit

font m (plural fonts)

  1. bottom
  2. background
  3. landed property, farm
  4. fund

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Pfund, from Latin pondo.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈfont]
  • Hyphenation: font

NounEdit

font (plural fontok)

  1. pound (weight)
  2. pound (currency unit)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative font fontok
accusative fontot fontokat
dative fontnak fontoknak
instrumental fonttal fontokkal
causal-final fontért fontokért
translative fonttá fontokká
terminative fontig fontokig
essive-formal fontként fontokként
essive-modal
inessive fontban fontokban
superessive fonton fontokon
adessive fontnál fontoknál
illative fontba fontokba
sublative fontra fontokra
allative fonthoz fontokhoz
elative fontból fontokból
delative fontról fontokról
ablative fonttól fontoktól
Possessive forms of font
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. fontom fontjaim
2nd person sing. fontod fontjaid
3rd person sing. fontja fontjai
1st person plural fontunk fontjaink
2nd person plural fontotok fontjaitok
3rd person plural fontjuk fontjaik

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin fons, via Old Norse fontr (sense 1), and French fonte, via English font (sense 2)

NounEdit

font m (definite singular fonten, indefinite plural fonter, definite plural fontene)

  1. a baptismal font
  2. (typography) font, or fount (UK)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin fons, via Old Norse fontr (sense 1), and French fonte, via English font (sense 2)

NounEdit

font m (definite singular fonten, indefinite plural fontar, definite plural fontane)

  1. a baptismal font
  2. (typography) font, or fount (UK)

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

font c

  1. (typography) a font

Usage notesEdit

DeclensionEdit

Declension of font 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative font fonten fonter fonterna
Genitive fonts fontens fonters fonternas

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