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type

noun (GROUP)    /taɪp/
A2 [C] a particular group of people or things that share similar characteristics and form a smaller division of a larger set: There were so many different types of bread that I didn't know which to buy. What type of clothes does she wear? It was dark so I didn't notice what type of car it was. He's the type of man you could take home to your mother. He's very attractive, if you like the blond, athletic type. They sell dried flowers and baskets and that type of thing. We have a range of moisturizers for all different skin types. She was young and she was wearing student-type clothes so I assumed she was studying here. He took me to a pub in Soho full of actor types speaking at the tops of their voices.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders C1 [C] specialized literature a person who seems to represent a particular group of people, having all the qualities that you usually connect with that group: He doesn't use fully rounded characters in his plays - he uses types.People in general be sb's type C2 to be the type of person that someone thinks is attractive: He's a nice enough guy - he's just not my type. I'd have thought Ben was more your type.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders Grammar:Sort, type and kindSort, type and kind all generally mean the same thing. They are words we use to refer to a group of people or things which share the same characteristics. We use these words very often when we describe things and we often find them in dictionary definitions:See more
(Definition of type noun (GROUP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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