Basic+ Word of the Day: font

font (noun) LISTEN

A font is a complete assortment of printing type of one style and size.

  • When publishing online, it's best to use a sans serif font like Arial.
  • Never use the Comic Sans font when sending someone bad news.

A font is also a receptacle for holy water.

  • The font was at the back of the church's sanctuary.
  • The family gathered around the font for the baby's baptism.

Don't confuse it with

fount: source or origin. Example: “Willa’s brother is a fount of useless information.”

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