1. (classification) 
a. el tipo (M) 
This is not the type of dress I'm looking for.Este no es el tipo de vestido que busco.
2. (individual) 
a. el tipo (M)la tipa (F) (colloquial) 
Yes, I've met Frank. He's a funny type.Sí, conozco a Frank. Es un tipo muy raro.
3. (printed characters) 
a. la tipo (F) 
All content will be written in 10-point Arial type.Todo el contenido se escribirá en tipo Arial de 10 puntos.
transitive verb
4. (to typewrite) 
I type all my notes up after a lecture.Después de una clase, escribo a máquina todos mis apuntes.
b. teclear 
I spent all day at work typing a report.Me pasé todo el día en el trabajo tecleando un informe.
intransitive verb
5. (to typewrite) 
The keyboard was so old, they heard her typing from the other room.El teclado era tan antiguo que la oyeron escribiendo a máquina desde la otra sala.
b. teclear 
I never learned to type properly.Nunca aprendí a teclear bien.
1. (kind) 
a. la tipo m, clase (F) 
2. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
he's not my typeno es mi tipo
3. (typography) 
a. el tipo (de imprenta) (M) 
in bold typeen negrita
transitive verb
4. (with typewriter) 
a. mecanografiar 
5. (with word processor) 
a. escribir or introducir en 
b. el ordenador or (Spain) 
c. la computadora (Latin America) 
intransitive verb
6. (general) 
a. escribir a máquina 
type [taɪp]
1 (class, kind) tipo (m); clase (f)
what type of desk did you want? ¿qué tipo or clase de escritorio quería?; what type of person is he? ¿qué tipo or clase de persona es?; I'm not the type to get carried away no soy de la clase or del tipo de personas que se dejan llevar; I know the type of thing you mean tengo una idea de a qué te refieres
injuries caused by rubber bullets, tear gas, grenades and this type of thing he'll be locked up so he can't do this type of thing again he's a bit tight with money, you know the type of thing I mean he wasn't the type to commit murder I am a very determined type of person we have all heard people describe some men as the "strong silent type" this type of crime is becoming increasingly common she had the type of boss we all dread he's the type of student who is fascinated by anything he doesn't understand /there is a certain type of person who/ will always be attracted to the unusual what type did you want? have you done this type of work before? this is the type of accident drivers fear most the second type of defenders are lymphocytes this is a very different type of film five different types of lentil what type of car is it? there are several types of roses this dog is the only one of its type in Britain
nightclubs are not my type of thing los clubes nocturnos no son lo mío; she's/he's not my type no es mi tipo; it's my type of film es una película de las que a mí me gustan
I didn't think he was my type at first
she's the motherly type es una madraza
he's an outdoor type es el tipo or la clase de persona a la que le gusta la vida al aire
a moisturizer suitable for all skin types una crema hidratante apropiada para todo tipo de pieles
2 (character, essence) tipo (m)
she was the very type of Spanish beauty era el tipo exacto de la belleza española
the true type of the breed he's/she's [a] type He is a type, but as bad of the type as you can imagine
to cast sb against type (Teat) (Cine) darle a algn un papel atípico
there was some interesting casting against type in the film en la película varios actores interpretaban papeles atípicos y el resultado es interesante
to revert to type (Bio) volver a su estado primitivo; volver a ser el mismo de siempre
she didn't believe men could really become more sensitive - after a while they would become more macho, would revert to type
the government, true to type, tried to make us believe nothing was wrong el gobierno, como es característico en él or como siempre, intentó hacernos creer que no ocurría nada malo
3 (individual) tipoatipa (informal) (m) (f);a tipa
she's a strange type es un bicho raro (informal); es una tipa rara (informal)
a pleasant type
4 (Tip) (typeface) tipo (m); (printed characters) letra (f); (blocks of characters) tipos (m)
they are often printed in plain type or capitals Helvetica type, fourteen-point The Times was founded to advertise the most revolutionary new printing technology since Gutenberg: whole words preset in type instead of single letters the first book ever printed using movable type the printers kept the type intact for several years afterwards the valuable copper type was stolen
in bold type en negrita
in italic type en cursiva
in large/small type en letra grande/pequeña
underneath, in much smaller type, was an address
transitive verb
1 (also type out) (also type up) escribir a máquina; pasar a máquina
six closely typed pages seis hojas escritas a máquina or mecanografiadas con letra muy pequeña
I'll type your essays for you
2 (classify) [+disease, blood] clasificar
it takes half an hour to an hour to type somebody's blood
intransitive verb
escribir a máquina
she never learned to type properly "secretary wanted: must be able to type"
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