- 1A receptacle in a church for the water used in baptism, typically a freestanding stone structure.More example sentences
- Stone water fonts are to be placed at the doors in Midfield Church.
- ‘The painting will hang in the Victorian baptistry behind the stone font which is a very fitting location,’ he said.
- Have on hand the baptismal font, pitcher of water, the Advent wreath and matches.
- 1.1 another term for stoup.
- 1.2A reservoir for oil in an oil lamp.More example sentences
- The oil reservoir, or font, was mounted on top of the cistern, and the flow of oil into it was controlled by a valve.
- 2A fount: they dip down into the font of wisdomMore example sentences
- Let the words flow from that font of wisdom herself.
- Be the all-knowing, absolute font of authority and wisdom.
- This conduit not only served as a font of technical wisdom but also afforded them valuable political leverage.
late Old English: from Latin fons, font- 'spring, fountain', occurring in the ecclesiastical Latin phrase fons or fontes baptismi 'baptismal water(s)'.
- A set of type of one particular face and size.More example sentences
- And it's all in a teeny weeny eye-straining font.
- But as I watched the credits unfold I thought: I know that font.
- And I ultimately wound up changing nearly every font to different flavors of Arial, which yields a distressingly mundane appearance.
late 16th century (denoting the action or process of casting or founding): from French fonte, from fondre 'to melt'.