Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 01/15/16 Font

Font (noun)
font [font]

1. a receptacle, usually of stone, as in a baptistery or church, containing the water used in baptism.
2. a receptacle for holy water; stoup.
3. a productive source: The book is a font of useful tips for travelers.
4. the reservoir for oil in a lamp.
5. Archaic. a fountain.

Origin: before 1000; Middle English; Old English font, fant < Latin font- (stem of fōns) baptismal font, spring, fountain

Font (noun)
font [font]

noun, Printing.
1. a complete assortment of type of one style and size.

Also: British, fount.

Origin: 1570-80; < Middle French fonte < Vulgar Latin *funditus a pouring, molding, casting, verbal noun from Latin fundere to pour. See found

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