Meaning of “type” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /taɪp/
Extra Examples
What type of job are you after?Traces of blood found on Walker's clothing matched the victim's blood type.Different types of insurance are available.The disc can store many different types of information.Most of the animals are suited to a particular type of environment.

A2 a person or thing that is part of a group of people or things that have similar qualities, or a group of people or things that have similar qualities:

They sell over 20 different types of cheese.
Illnesses of this type are very common in children.

someone who has particular qualities or interests:

He's the outdoor type (= enjoys being outside).
not be sb's type informal

to not be the type of person that someone thinks is attractive:

I like Bertrand but he's not really my type.
→ See also blood type

(Definition of “type noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)