English - Etymology 3
(figuratively) A source, wellspring, fount.
- 1824 — George Gordon, Lord Byron, Don Juan, canto V
1910 — Arthur Edward Waite, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, part II
- As I am not drawing here on the font of imagination to refresh that of fact and experience, I do not suggest that the Tarot set the example of expressing Secret Doctrine in pictures and that it was followed by Hermetic writers; but it is noticeable that it is perhaps the earliest example of this art.
1915 — Woodrow Wilson, Third State of the Union Address
- I am interested to fix your attention on this prospect now because unless you take it within your view and permit the full significance of it to command your thought I cannot find the right light in which to set forth the particular matter that lies at the very font of my whole thought as I address you to-day.
English - Pronunciation
English - Etymology 1
- A receptacle in a church for holy water - especially one used in baptism
- A receptacle for oil in a lamp.
- (figuratively) spring, source, fountain
English - Etymology 2
(typography) A set
of glyphs of unified design, belonging to one typeface (e.g., Helvetica), style (e.g., italic), and weight (e.g., bold). Usually representing the letters of an alphabet and its supplementary characters.
- In metal typesetting, a set of type sorts in one size.
- In phototypesetting, a set of patterns forming glyphs of any size, or the film they are stored on.
- In digital typesetting, a set of glyphs in a single style, representing one or more alphabets or writing systems, or the computer code representing it.
- (computing) A computer file containing the code used to draw and compose the glyphs of one or more typographic fonts on a computer display or printer. A font file.
Catalan - Noun
French - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /fɔ̃/