What does the word font mean?

Usage examples for 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 by W. Y. Evans Wentz
  2. The font, too, would seem to be of about this time. – England of My Heart--Spring by 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 by Augustus J.C. Hare