Typ·i·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Typified p. pr. & vb. n. Typifying.]
1. To represent by an image, form, model, or resemblance.
Our Savior was typified, indeed, by the goat that was slain, and the scapegoat in the wilderness. --Sir T. Browne.
2. To embody the essential or salient characteristics of; to be the type of; as, the genus Rosa typifies the family Rosaceae, which in turn typifies the series Rosales.
v 1: embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical
example of; "The fugue typifies Bach's style of
composition" [syn: epitomize, epitomise]
2: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol;
"What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?" [syn: symbolize,
symbolise, stand for, represent]