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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
font
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
baptismal
▪ Athelstan waited near the baptismal font.
▪ When their son, Thomas, was born, I stood by him at the baptismal font as godfather.
▪ Four were pinned like a window above the baptismal font.
▪ As one pundit told me, marble follows the locals from the baptismal font to the tombstone.
▪ The new poor box was replaced and padlocked near the baptismal font.
different
▪ It has enhanced internationalisation features and the ability to work with a mixture of different fonts and character sets.
scalable
▪ It comes with 25 scalable Bitstream soft fonts in TrueType format and 13 resident fonts.
▪ You failed miserably to mention the excellent selection of scalable fonts that come with PagePlus.
▪ Your own prejudices are summarized in your letter - low price, scalable fonts, low-resolution clip-art, telephone support.
■ NOUN
screen
▪ Two dozen screen fonts are also supplied.
▪ The user can select any screen font he or she prefers and can enter copy in almost any fashion.
▪ Secondly, be prepared to experiment with other typeface libraries so long as the format they produce has compatible printer and screen fonts.
■ VERB
use
▪ Once again, however, this really only works if both systems use the same font suitcases.
▪ It is then all the more strange that 1-2-3 for Windows limits you to using only eight fonts per worksheet.
▪ This information base is then manipulated using a font descriptor file to generate a particular font.
▪ But when you want to use more fonts, what do you do?
▪ I want to use Arial as a font and have the text red.
▪ The technique uses Fourier transforms, and reportedly correctly recognises at least 5000 words using 24 various font styles, including cursive ones.
▪ Install whichever is appropriate, and you can use Eaglefeather as your font whenever you wish.
▪ I used the fonts with WordPerfect 5.1.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Athelstan waited near the baptismal font.
▪ However, by changing the default fonts themselves, you can combine fonts and create a number of effects.
▪ Just remember to return the font to normal at the point where you want the other font to stop.
▪ Once again, however, this really only works if both systems use the same font suitcases.
▪ Say font 3 is enlarged characters and font 4 is italics.
▪ This book shows that he was the font of those beliefs.
▪ This switches back to font 1. 5.
▪ Two dozen screen fonts are also supplied.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Font

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.

    Bathing forever in the font of bliss.
    --Young.

  2. A basin or stone vessel in which water is contained for baptizing.

    That name was given me at the font.
    --Shak.

Font

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, accents, and whatever else is necessary for printing with that variety of types; a fount.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
font

"water basin," especially used in baptism, late Old English, from Latin fons (genitive fontis) "fountain" (see fountain), especially in Medieval Latin fons baptismalis "baptismal font." The word is sometimes used poetically for "a fountain; a source."

font

"complete set of characters of a particular face and size of type," 1680s (also fount), earlier "a casting" (1570s), from Middle French fonte "a casting," noun use of fem. past participle of fondre "to melt" (see found (v.2)). So called because all the letters in a given set were cast at the same time.

Wiktionary
font

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

alt. 1 (context typography English) 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. 2 # In metal typesetting, a set of type sorts in one size. 3 # In phototypesetting, a set of patterns forming glyphs of any size, or the film they are stored on. 4 # 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. 5 (context computing English) 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. A font file. n. 1 (context typography English) 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. 2 # In metal typesetting, a set of type sorts in one size. 3 # In phototypesetting, a set of patterns forming glyphs of any size, or the film they are stored on. 4 # 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. 5 (context computing English) 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. A font file. Etymology 3

n. (context figuratively English) A source, wellspring, fount.

WordNet
font
  1. n. a specific size and style of type within a type family [syn: fount, typeface, face]

  2. bowl for baptismal water [syn: baptismal font, baptistry, baptistery]

Wikipedia
Font (disambiguation)

Font may mean:

Font

In metal typesetting, a font is a particular size, weight and style of a typeface. Each font was a matched set of type, one piece (called a " sort") for each glyph, and a typeface consisting of a range of fonts that shared an overall design.

In modern usage, with the advent of digital typography, "font" is frequently synonymous with "typeface", although the two terms do not necessarily mean the same thing. In particular, the use of "vector" or "outline" fonts means that different sizes of a typeface can be dynamically generated from one design. Each style may still be in a separate "font file"—for instance, the typeface " Bulmer" may include the fonts "Bulmer roman", "Bulmer italic", "Bulmer bold" and "Bulmer extended"—but the term "font" might be applied either to one of these alone or to the whole typeface.

Usage examples of "font".

The altar, instead of being at the east end of the church where the apse was, had been placed at the end of the north transept and the apsed end was now a baptistry, complete with a late Victorian marble font on three stone steps.

Whether it is essential that someone should raise the person baptized from the sacred font?

Whether in Baptism It Is Necessary for Someone to Raise the Baptized from the Sacred Font?

Objection 1: It seems that in Baptism it is not necessary for someone to raise the baptized from the sacred font.

But Christ when baptized was not raised by anyone from the font, but according to Matt.

Therefore it seems that neither when others are baptized should anyone raise the baptized from the sacred font.

But it seems ridiculous that after being baptized, adults who can stand up of themselves and leave the sacred font, should be held up by another.

Therefore there seems no need for anyone, especially in the Baptism of adults, to raise the baptized from the sacred font.

Consequently someone is needed to receive the baptized from the sacred font as though for the purpose of instructing and guiding them.

It is not on account of bodily weakness that the baptized is raised from the sacred font by the godparent, but on account of spiritual weakness, as stated above.

Therefore he who raises a baptized person from the font is not bound to instruct him.

Only three days later, when he took part in the magnificent christening ceremony that named the child Elizabeth, he saw that the iron cross was pinned to the inside of the chrisom, the robe in which the child would be wrapped when she was taken from the baptismal font.

She was absolved by Cardinal Pozzobonelli, Archbishop of Milan, and he then confirmed her, changing the name of Therese, which she had received at the baptismal font, to Mary Magdalen, thus shewing her how she should save her soul by following the example of her new patroness, whose wantonness had hitherto been her pattern.

This young man whom I had held at the font as the son of the actor Daturi was possibly my own son.

I did not feel any curiosity to know the name of the he or she saint whom her godmothers had constituted her patron at the baptismal font.