Part of speech: verb

To represent by a type; prefigure.

Part of speech: verb

To constitute a type.

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Usage examples "typify":

  1. How, do the kisses of the Shunamite typify the marriage of the church? - "A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version"", Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh.
  2. The iron thing which wounds yet sheds no blood; That rules the earth, and gives man wealth and food; On which each year the Khan doth place his hand, To typify his reign o'er China's land; In short, the instrument your riddle mentions Is one of mankind's earliest inventions. - "Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx", Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller.
  3. But in all those regions which typify the transformation of the industrial revolution, the Nordics do not fit into the altered environment as well as either Alpines or Mediterraneans, and hence tend to disappear. - "The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy", Theodore Lothrop Stoddard.