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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  font 
  n  1:  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}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  font 
 
    A  set  of  {images}  representing  the  {characters}  from 
  some  particular  {character  set}  in  a  particular  size  and 
  {typeface}.  The  image  of  each  character  may  be  encoded  either 
  as  a  {bitmap}  (in  a  {bitmap  font})  or  by  a  higher-level 
  description  in  terms  of  lines  and  areas  (an  {outline  font}). 
 
  There  are  several  different  computer  representations  for 
  fonts,  the  most  widely  known  are  {Adobe  Systems,  Inc.}'s 
  {PostScript}  font  definitions  and  {Apple}'s  {TrueType}.  Most 
  {window  systems}  support  displaying  different  fonts  on  the 
  screen  and  printing  them 
 
  [Other  types  of  font?] 
 
  (1998-05-30) 
 
 




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