font

fount, font
These are the traditional British and American spellings respectively of the term meaning ‘a set of printing type of one size or face’. Font is now also used in BrE, and is rapidly ousting fount. Both words are only remotely connected with fount meaning ‘fountain, source’ (see next entry) and font meaning ‘a basin for water in a church’.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • font — font …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Font — Font …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Font — bezeichnet: Font (Informationstechnologie), ein digitaler Schrifttypensatz Font FR, eine Gemeinde im Kanton Freiburg Personen: Héctor Font (* 1984), spanischer Fußballspieler Rafael Font de Mora (* 1968), spanischer Tennisspieler Roberto Font… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Font — 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. [1913 Webster] Bathing forever in the font of bliss. Young. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • font — [fɒnt ǁ fɑːnt] noun [countable] a set of printed letters of a particular design, used to refer to letters in a magazine, book etc: • Choose the font style from the list in the dialog box. * * * font UK US /fɒnt/ noun [C] ► a set of letters and… …   Financial and business terms

  • Font — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • font — s. n., pl. fónturi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  FONT, fonturi, s.n. (inform.) Caracter grafic utilizat în scrierea cu ajutorul calculatorului; set de caractere (cifre, litere, simboluri) conceput în acelaşi stil… …   Dicționar Român

  • font — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS inform., tipogr. insieme completo dei caratteri di uno stesso tipo Sinonimi: carattere, 2fonte. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1990. ETIMO: ingl. font propr. fonditura , dal fr. fonte …   Dizionario italiano

  • Font — der; s, s <aus amerik. font, engl. fount »Schriftsatz«, dies aus fr. fonte »Schrift(sortiment)«> Schriftsatzinventar [eines Textverarbeitungssystems]; Zeichensatz (EDV) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • font — fȍnt m <N mn fòntovi> DEFINICIJA tipogr. inform. skup znakova i slova iste vrste i veličine; znakovlje ETIMOLOGIJA engl. font …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • font — font·al; font; …   English syllables

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