The type builtin shell command under some shells (sh, bash, and zsh), returns information about a single word. This command is not built into the C shell, which is the default in FreeBSD (see which and where).
sh$ type type type is a shell builtin
bash$ type -a lynx lynx is aliased to `lynx -use_mouse' lynx is /usr/local/bin/lynx
C shell equivalent
tcsh> where lynx lynx is aliased to lynx -use_mouse /usr/local/bin/lynx
The DOS command, TYPE, is comparable to the cat command in FreeBSD and other unixlike OSes.