There are 2 definitions of font in English:

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.
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    • 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.
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    • The oil reservoir, or font, was mounted on top of the cistern, and the flow of oil into it was controlled by a valve.

Derivatives

fontal

adjective
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  • 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.

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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There are 2 definitions of font in English:

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
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    • 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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