What does the word font mean?

Usage examples for font

  1. 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 by Augustus J.C. Hare