font

Part of speech: noun

A fountain.

Part of speech: noun

A receptacle for the water used in baptizing.

Part of speech: noun

Print. A full assortment of type of a particular kind.

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Usage examples "font":

  1. Then there follows before the entrance to the baptismal font a regular exorcism pronounced over the child: the priest taking some of his own saliva on the thumb of his right hand, touches the child's ears and nostrils, and commands the demon to depart out of the child. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  2. The font, too, would seem to be of about this time. - "England of My Heart--Spring", Edward Hutton.
  3. Over the high altar is a picture by Passignano of the baptism of the saint, which is said to have taken place in the ancient crypt beneath the church, where an inverted Corinthian capital,- a relic of the temple of Diana which once occupied this site,- is shown as the font in which Sta. - "Walks in Rome", Augustus J.C. Hare.