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font1

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Pronunciation: /fɒnt
 
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noun

1A receptacle in a church for the water used in baptism, typically a free-standing stone structure.
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.
2A reservoir for oil in an oil lamp.
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.
3 variant spelling of fount1.

Origin

late Old English: from Latin fons, font- 'spring, fountain', occurring in the ecclesiastical Latin phrase fons or fontes baptismi 'baptismal water(s').

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  • fountain from (Middle English):

    A fountain was originally used to mean a natural spring of water rather than an artificial one, and comes from Latin fontana ‘spring’. Fount ‘source’ (the French for ‘spring’, in English from the Late Middle Ages) was formed in English in the late 16th century. The baptismal font (Old English) comes from the same root, although the printing font (late 16th century), made from melted and cast metal, comes from fondre ( see found).

Derivatives

fontal

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adjective
Example sentences
  • Use the same rules as renewable, but once the Value points of this fontal nest are used, the place loses it's essence.
  • There shall beam forth shining rays from Thee, the true and fontal light, into the abyss of my heart.

Words that rhyme with font

Comte, conte, fount, pont, quant, Vermont, want

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font2

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Pronunciation: /fɒnt
 
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(British also fount /faʊnt/)

noun

Printing
A set of type of one particular face and size: written material in a variety of fonts and formats
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.

Origin

late 16th century (denoting the action or process of casting or founding): from French fonte, from fondre 'to melt'.

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  • fountain from (Middle English):

    A fountain was originally used to mean a natural spring of water rather than an artificial one, and comes from Latin fontana ‘spring’. Fount ‘source’ (the French for ‘spring’, in English from the Late Middle Ages) was formed in English in the late 16th century. The baptismal font (Old English) comes from the same root, although the printing font (late 16th century), made from melted and cast metal, comes from fondre ( see found).

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