type-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: subcategory in a classification system, a kind

Commentary: TYPE[+system][+classification][+subcategory]

What type of sculpture do you prefer?
The word 'element' contains five different types of character.
The child has a different blood type than his mother.
Which type of diabetes does her brother have?
Their store has many types of stone and brick to choose from.
That type of argument is only ad hominem and not based on logic or evidence.
It's a type of star that no longer emits radiation in the physical light spectrum.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a person with distinct traits

Commentary: TYPE[+entity][+person][+distinct][+trait] [+relation][+role][+category][+instance]
NOTE: informal usage usually refers to people considered odd or eccentric

There were a lot of professor types at the party.
The guy next to me on the bus was a real type. (informal)
You'll see all types in that part of town.
The tall blond surfer was not really Mary's type.
She's more the athletic type than her sister.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a reference standard in biological taxonomies which form the basis for next higher level in the taxonomy

Commentary: TYPE[+system][+classification][+subcategory][+taxonomic][+biologic] [+relation][+role][+standard][+reference] the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher category
NOTE: a restricted, scientific subsense of Sense 1

The type specimen for the species Homo neanderthalensis was the specimen 'Meanderthal-1" discovered in 1856.
A type genus is the nominal genus that is the name-bearing type of the next higher level family-group.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: printed characters

Commentary: TYPE[+entity][+symbol][+character][+printed] printed characters, written symbols of langugae

Small type is hard to read.
The headings should be in bold-faced type.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: typewriter piece

Commentary: TYPE[+entity][+artifact][+block][+small][+metal][+printing] a small metal block bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper

He dropped a case of type, so they made him pick it up.
She cleaned the types off with a soft cloth.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6