kind, sort, form, variety(noun)
a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
"sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
an approximate definition or example
"she wore a sort of magenta dress"; "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"
a person of a particular character or nature
"what sort of person is he?"; "he's a good sort"
an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
"the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting"
screen, screen out, sieve, sort(verb)
examine in order to test suitability
"screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate(verb)
arrange or order by classes or categories
"How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
chance; lot; destiny
a kind or species; any number or collection of individual persons or things characterized by the same or like qualities; a class or order; as, a sort of men; a sort of horses; a sort of trees; a sort of poems
manner; form of being or acting
condition above the vulgar; rank
a chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals
a pair; a set; a suit
letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered
to separate, and place in distinct classes or divisions, as things having different qualities; as, to sort cloths according to their colors; to sort wool or thread according to its fineness
to reduce to order from a confused state
to conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class
to choose from a number; to select; to cull
to conform; to adapt; to accommodate
to join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree
to suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize
Origin: [F. sorl, L. sors, sortis. See Sort kind.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sort, n. a number of persons or things having like qualities: class, kind, or species: order or rank: manner.—v.t. to separate into lots or classes: to put together: to select: to procure, adapt: to geld: (Scot.) to adjust, put right, dispose, fix: to punish.—v.i. to be joined with others of the same sort: to associate: to suit.—adj. Sort′able, capable of being sorted: (Bacon) suitable, befitting.—ns. Sort′ance (Shak.), suitableness, agreement; Sort′er, one who separates and arranges, as letters; Sort′es, lots used in divination by passages selected by hazard from the Bible, Homer, Virgil, &c.; Sort′ilege, the act or practice of divination by drawing lots; Sorti′tion, the casting of lots; Sort′ment, act of sorting.—In a sort (Shak.), in a manner; In sort, inasmuch as; Out of sorts, out of order, unwell: (print.) with some sorts of type in the font exhausted. [O. Fr. sorte—L. sors, sortis, a lot—serĕre, to join.]
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SORT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #748
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SORT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #173
Rank popularity for the word 'SORT' in Nouns Frequency: #143
Rank popularity for the word 'SORT' in Verbs Frequency: #494
The numerical value of SORT in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of SORT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
You can sort of be married, you can sort of be divorced, you can sort of be living together, but you can't sort of have a baby.
The curse of me & my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.
At the end, what is important is the story and the sensibility of the photographer ... It's a mix between a good story, a good composition, photography, for me, is a sort of fresh air, a way to look at things differently. So I'm looking for that sort of feeling when I look at pictures.
It's been incredible, just incredible the amount of response. It’s everything we could have possibly hoped for, in the sense of people feeling like even though it's a movie it's accurate enough, and in terms of the emotional and sort of familial sort of sense of reality that it's completely accurate.
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Translations for SORT
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- sortering, tipe, soort, sorteeralgoritme, kategoriseer, rangskik, groepeer, sorteer, klassifiseerAfrikaans
- mena, classe, tipus, varietat, gènere, classificar, arreglar, reparar, ordenarCatalan, Valencian
- seřadit, řadit, tříditCzech
- sort, sortering, slags, løse, sortereDanish
- Art, sortieren, Letter, SorteGerman
- clase, género, tipo, ordenar, suerte, clasificar, surtir, especieSpanish
- lajittelu, sortti, tyyppi, aakkostus, sorttaus, järjestely, laji, erotella, aakkostaa, järjestää, lajitellaFinnish
- tri, type, genre, triage, acabit, trier, classer, rangerFrench
- gnè, seòrsaScottish Gaelic
- מיון, סוג, סידור, סדר, מייןHebrew
- válogat, fajta, féleHungarian
- տիպ, սեռArmenian
- sort, gerð, tegund, flokkaIcelandic
- specie, tipo, genere, classificare, mettere in ordineItalian
- ソート, 並べ替え, 人, ソートアルゴリズム, 類い, 種類, 分類, 整列, 選別Japanese
- ZortLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- slags, sortNorwegian
- soort, sorteren, rangschikkenDutch
- slags, sortNorwegian Nynorsk
- rodzaj, typ, sortowaniePolish
- tipo, ordenar, arrumar, classificarPortuguese
- gen, fel, aranja, împărți, sorta, clasificaRomanian
- тип, [[алгоритм]] [[сортировка, сортировка, вид, сорт, разобраться, отсортировать, разобрать, разбирать, сортировать, разбиратьсяRussian
- soj, farëAlbanian
- sorteringsalgoritm, typ, sort, sortering, slag, fixa, sortera, ordnaSwedish
- రకము, అమరిక, అమర్చు, పేర్చుTelugu
- uri, klaseTagalog
- soy, cinsTurkish
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