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1. archetype

noun. ['ˈɑːrkɪˌtaɪp'] something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies.

Synonyms

  • original
  • pilot
  • example

Antonyms

  • unworthy
  • uncreative
  • unoriginal
  • unoriginality

Etymology

  • architipe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • archetypum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Archetype

  • ferrotype
  • genotype
  • linotype
  • monotype
  • phenotype
  • prototype
  • stereotype
  • stereotype
  • subtype
  • teletype
  • tintype

Example sentences of the word archetype


1. Noun, singular or mass
A cat with an arched back is an archetype of danger or fear.

2. Adjective
The archetype electromagnet is the crane-operated model that picks up automobiles and scrap metal by the ton.

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