Hypertext Webster Gateway: "font"

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

That name was given me at the font. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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},

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