Definition of Typify

1. Verb. Embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of. "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"

Exact synonyms: Epitomise, Epitomize
Generic synonyms: Represent, Stand For, Symbolise, Symbolize
Derivative terms: Epitome, Epitome, Epitome, Epitome, Type, Type, Type, Typification



2. Verb. Express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol. "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"

Definition of Typify

1. v. t. To represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance.

2. v. t. To embody the essential or salient characteristics of; to be the type of; as, the genus Rosa typifies the family Rosaceæ, which in turn typifies the series Rosales.

Definition of Typify

1. Verb. (transitive) To embody, exemplify; to represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To portray stereotypically. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive science) To serve as a typical or reference specimen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Typify

1. to serve as a typical example of [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Typify

typicality
typicall
typically
typicalness
typicalnesses
typicities
typicity
typier
typiest
typification
typifications
typified
typifier
typifiers
typifies
typify (current term)
typifying
typing
typing paper
typing pool
typings
typist
typist's cramp
typists
typo
typo'd
typocosmy
typodont
typoed
typoese

Literary usage of Typify

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Antiquary (1888)
"death arose from the emblematic bird being We have a harpy among the stones from the represented with a human face, to typify wall. the human soul. ..."

2. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1846)
"... and thus to typify the object that will be invariably kept in view, by those whose writings may form a part of the Catholic Series, and which each ..."

3. Papers of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University by Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1900)
"... to typify the supra- and Ultra-terrestrial spheres, that Is, the upper and lower worlds [the Above and the Below], the same number 13 results, ..."

4. Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans: with remarks on the commentaries of by Robert Haldane (1874)
"... in Scripture prophecy is often made to shadow forth and typify another, so the events of the Jewish history are made to illustrate the spiritual things ..."

5. Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans: With Remarks on the Commentaries of by Robert Haldane (1842)
"As one event, then, in Scripture prophecy is often made to shadow forth and typify another, so the events of the Jewish history are made to illustrate the ..."

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