from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To serve as a typical example of; embody the essential characteristics of: a painting that typifies the artist's work.
- transitive v. To represent by an image, a form, or a model; symbolize or prefigure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To embody, exemplify; to represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance.
- v. To portray stereotypically.
- v. To serve as a typical or reference specimen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance.
- transitive v. To embody the essential or salient characteristics of; to be the type of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance; show forth; prefigure.
- To be or constitute a type of; embody the typical characteristics of; exemplify: as, the tiger typifies all the animals of the cat kind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
- v. embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
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Abbott's calls typify "his tendency to go too far," Gillard said Jan. 28 at a news conference in Melbourne.
Within a short time, a feeling of being adrift also seems to typify most abused people.
Public sector workers -- teachers and also nurses, firefighters, paramedics, psychological counselors, surveyors, assessors, just for starters -- typify the skilled workforce that the post-war public university helped to make solidly middle class.
In the manufacturing plant where I worked, we did have a few Mexican engineers, and they did not seem to typify at all the tone of that story.
"In nouveau riche City you can see the rise of the East selling something people want to buy – natural gas – while United typify the debt-filled west."
Pastel-painted row houses typify this compact quarter, home of the city's Cape Malay community.
And although their songs are often About Stuff, U2 patented this stubbornly pervasive tone of wafty, inchoate, non-specific, quasi-spiritual yearning that has come to typify big stadium acts.
The snappy drama and coy humor of the dance still typify us.
Two high-profile guest ensembles on this year's bill typify the diversity and quality of LJF artists, but with a difference.
We all know they exist, but unlike the lippy black boys who apparently typify the entire state sector, we never hear about them.