typify

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v typify express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol "What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?"
    • v typify embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of "The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Typify 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 .
    • Typify To represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance. "Our Savior was typified , indeed, by the goat that was slain, and the scapegoat in the wilderness."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • typify To represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance; show forth; prefigure.
    • typify To be or constitute a type of; embody the typical characteristics of; exemplify: as, the tiger typifies all the animals of the cat kind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Typify to make a type of: to represent by an image or resemblance: to prefigure:—pa.p. and pa.t. typ′ifīed
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Type, + -fy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. type—L. typus—Gr. typostyptein, to strike.

Usage

In literature:

While men may not have intended to typify anything in the case, God did.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Even Solomon's glory was not to typify greater than his.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee
And it typified a certain spirit that there was in San Francisco.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
These beautiful compositions, more especially the last, The Deluge, typifying winter, will repay careful study.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
Harboro typified work and planning and the rebuffs of the day.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
The old adage that misery loves company was never more nicely typified.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
The conservative reaction, now in visible progress, was typified by the open secession of Burdett from the ranks of the reformers.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Then come the early workings of the Logos in matter, aptly typified by the infancy of the myth.
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
This was to typify to him his own undutiful and unnatural behavior.
"Richard I" by Jacob Abbott
That also was a band of first citizens; that picture and the one made by Manti typified the spirit of America.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
These are typified under four angels.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
First, eight great deities were chosen to typify the chief characteristics of the Mighty One.
"The Cat of Bubastes" by G. A. Henty
The laurels and the Oriental palm placed by his landlord on the hotel-balcony have but faintly typified the feeling of Europe.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
He typifies the sort of influence which the delegates had to encounter.
"The Fathers of Confederation" by A. H. U. Colquhoun
All true wisdom goes in a circle, and is typified by a serpent biting at its own tail.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
And what did those two faces typify?
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
In the first we see four foxes (typifying no doubt the four informers) watching the movements of a flock of geese.
"English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century." by Graham Everitt
The lowest level, that of organic states, is typified by fatigue.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
He doesn't typify the Waam Islander point of view: he isn't a mat.
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
She typifies Israel and this is easily verified from Old Testament passages.
"Studies in Prophecy" by Arno C. Gaebelein
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In poetry:

DARIA.
I don't know:
Something 't was that typified
My presumption and my pride.
"The Two Lovers Of Heaven: Chrysanthus And Daria - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Four elements, joined in
Harmonious strife,
Shadow the world forth,
And typify life.
"Punch Song" by Friedrich von Schiller
And nigh to where his bones abide,
The Thames with its unruffled tide
Seems like his genius typified,—
Its strength, its grace,
Its lucid gleam, its sober pride,
Its tranquil pace.
"In Laleham Churchyard" by William Watson
"Of course we claim the shining fame of glorious Stonewall Jackson,
Who typifies the English race, a sterling Anglo-Saxon;
To bravest song his deeds belong, to Clio and Melpomene"--
(And why not for a British stream demand the Chickahominy?)
"England's Neutrality" by John Reuben Thompson

In news:

Shanghai typifies the complex relationship between China and Japan that is often called politically cold but economically hot.
WorldCom's Bernie Ebbers typified the lionised chief executive.
Van Gogh Batman typifies the pop art talents of James Hance — lavish and geeky with hyper-attention to detail and homage.
WASHINGTON — Deborah Helen Viator typifies John Kerry's challenge in the South.
Lead singer Brandon Boyd tore into choruses with the same strident abandon that typified the collective known as Nu metal.
In a town newsletter, Pringle used the terms "guidos" and "guidettes" and typified "Staten Island girls" as tough chicks.
Church's Troubles Typify Ground Zero Delays.
West German y won the 1990 World Cup tonight, defeating the defending champion, Argentina, in a match that typified the enduring themes of the monthlong tournament - few goals, nasty play and dull games.
This award is presented to alumni who typify the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence and have brought credit to the university by their personal accomplishments, professional achievement or humanitarian service.
Perhaps the band's best-known track, "Tom Sawyer" from 1981's "Moving Pictures" typifies Rush's prog-rock tendencies.
But this dish also typifies what's special about Café Martorano: Its chefs put tremendous care into every single ingredient.
Buerkle's exchange with the two secretaries typified a major theme of the hearing: How can VA and DoD make their transition programs for veterans more timely, more effective and less bureaucratic .
The flanks of Cobble Hill Park typify the area: small row houses on Verandah Place, near left, and town houses along Congress Street.
Coward 's output as writer, composer, performer and filmmaker typifies a lost era of doubling on brass.
Attitudes about healthcare reform typify our political division.
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In science:

They typify error prone systems, specifically those which ought to opera te in harsh environmental conditions and make imperfect measurements of external phenomena.
Threshold-Controlled Global Cascading in Wireless Sensor Networks
At the other extreme, we see researchers asking the question, "Just how much can I remove from the OS and have it still be useful?" These systems are typified by the work going on in the Computational Plant project at Sandia National Laboratories.
Cluster Computing White Paper
SUSY theories, typify well a shift in perspective of theorists about low energy supersymmetry.
Theory Summary of the Electroweak Session for Moriond 2005
It is difficult to extract directly from the work of the Rome and Munich groups a value for the coefficient of A2η , typifying the hadronic uncertainty in ǫ′/ǫ.
CP and CPT Violation: Status and Prospects
Its mass and decays typify those expected for a hybrid: M ≈ 1790 MeV, Γ ≈ 200 MeV in the (L = 0) + (L = 1) ¯qq channels π− + f0 ; K − + K ∗ 0 , K (K π)S with no corresponding strong signal in the kinematically allowed L = 0 two body channels π + ρ; K + K ∗ .
From Coloured Quarks to Quarkonia, Glueballs and Hybrids
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