verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Write (something) on a typewriter or computer by pressing the keys.

    ‘he typed out the second draft’
    no object ‘I am learning how to type’
    • ‘My secretary was busy typing on her typewriter, so I started the coffee-making process myself, intending not to disturb her.’
    • ‘Instead, the group of A / V crew members were still seated at their portable computers, all typing and talking loudly.’
    • ‘Like last time, someone using the wireless keyboard discovered that everything they were typing was showing up on a neighbor's computer.’
    • ‘Then he spent ten minutes standing behind the counter typing away on his computer like a courtroom stenographer on methamphetamines.’
    • ‘Alison glanced at the editor - he was already busy typing on the computer.’
    • ‘Tania let out a humph and a snort, but resumed typing on the computer.’
    • ‘I also find that typing up notes in my computer can be helpful.’
    • ‘People sit in their cubicles on the phone or typing away at their computers amid the chaos.’
    • ‘Her idea of a fun Friday night was sitting in front of the computer by herself typing up a new poem.’
    • ‘Sal got quiet and the other two could hear him typing into his computer, followed by a little victorious laugh.’
    • ‘I continued researching and typing while occasionally taking notes on my notebook placed to the side.’
    • ‘But for those with limited use of their hands, taking notes at a meeting and typing on a computer keyboard can be difficult or impossible.’
    • ‘One good Saturday night, I was there, alone again in my room and typing along in front of my computer.’
    • ‘James is busy typing up his General Science homework on his computer when he hears a faint knocking on the door downstairs.’
    • ‘Your daughter says she recalls going to bed as a child hearing you typing in your office, and waking up hearing the same noise.’
    • ‘The secretary immediately stopped typing on the computer and greeted him.’
    • ‘But then Mr Steyn, like me, sits at a keyboard, typing stuff.’
    • ‘During the war on Iraq, military staff at all levels have found that typing short messages is a supremely efficient way of communicating in a crisis.’
    • ‘As they passed his office, she watched him typing away at a weekly newsletter they put out.’
    • ‘There then followed an hour and ten minutes of typing, card swiping and crashing of various computers that culminated in him printing off an agreement form full of invalid bank details.’
    • ‘He hunched over his computer screen and kept typing in commands.’
    • ‘The cramped keyboard makes accurate typing difficult.’
    • ‘For some reason, because we are merely sitting at a computer screen in our own den just typing, we aren't doing anything ‘wrong’ or criminal.’
    • ‘Eric was busy typing at his computer, then leaned back in his chair.’
    • ‘I did go onto his computer and finished typing then posted what happened on Monday.’
    • ‘Tony found himself typing with the light of the computer onto the keyboard.’
    • ‘She answered; twirling around in her computer chair and typing in a few things I didn't care much about.’
    • ‘Try to imagine the average student sliding out from under the duvet, seamlessly moving across to their desk, and then writing or typing non-stop for 30 minutes.’
  • 2Medicine
    Determine the type to which (a person or their blood or tissue) belongs.

    ‘the kidney was typed’
    • ‘All isolates were subjected to molecular typing by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.’
    • ‘This method typically requires electromorph typing of a large number of loci from hundreds of individuals.’
  • 3

    short for typecast