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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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?"

  2. sort(noun)

    an approximate definition or example

    "she wore a sort of magenta dress"; "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"

  3. sort(noun)

    a person of a particular character or nature

    "what sort of person is he?"; "he's a good sort"

  4. sort, sorting(verb)

    an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion

    "the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting"

  5. screen, screen out, sieve, sort(verb)

    examine in order to test suitability

    "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

  6. 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?"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sort(noun)

    chance; lot; destiny

  2. Sort(noun)

    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

  3. Sort(noun)

    manner; form of being or acting

  4. Sort(noun)

    condition above the vulgar; rank

  5. Sort(noun)

    a chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals

  6. Sort(noun)

    a pair; a set; a suit

  7. Sort(noun)

    letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered

  8. Sort(verb)

    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

  9. Sort(verb)

    to reduce to order from a confused state

  10. Sort(verb)

    to conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class

  11. Sort(verb)

    to choose from a number; to select; to cull

  12. Sort(verb)

    to conform; to adapt; to accommodate

  13. Sort(verb)

    to join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree

  14. Sort(verb)

    to suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize

  15. Origin: [F. sorl, L. sors, sortis. See Sort kind.]


  1. Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty

    The Treaty Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Strategic Offensive Reductions, also known as the Treaty of Moscow, was a strategic arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia that was in force from June 2003 until February 2011 when it was superseded by the New START treaty. At the time, SORT was positioned as "represent[ing] an important element of the new strategic relationship" between the two countries with both parties agreeing to limit their nuclear arsenal to between 1700 and 2200 operationally deployed warheads each. It was signed in Moscow on 24 May 2002. After ratification by the U.S. Senate and the State Duma, SORT came into force on 1 June 2003. It would have expired on 31 December 2012 if not superseded by New START. Either party could have withdrawn from the treaty upon giving three months written notice to the other.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SORT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #748

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SORT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #173

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SORT' in Nouns Frequency: #143

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SORT' in Verbs Frequency: #494

Anagrams for SORT »

  1. Orts

  2. Rots

  3. RTOS

  4. Tors

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Thune:

    That was sort of the seminal moment.

  2. Edmund Burke:

    Bad law is the worst sort of tyranny.

  3. John Kerry:

    And, poof, that was sort of the moment.

  4. Phin Barnes:

    That can sort of feel like a sideswipe.

  5. Kent Schaffer:

    It’s sort of like winning the lottery.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • sortering, tipe, soort, sorteeralgoritme, kategoriseer, rangskik, groepeer, sorteer, klassifiseerAfrikaans
  • প্রকারBengali
  • 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
  • järjestamaEstonian
  • مرتب‌سازیPersian
  • lajittelu, sortti, tyyppi, aakkostus, sorttaus, järjestely, laji, erotella, aakkostaa, järjestää, lajitellaFinnish
  • slagFaroese
  • tri, type, genre, triage, acabit, trier, classer, rangerFrench
  • sórtIrish
  • 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
  • ტიპიGeorgian
  • ZortLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຊະນິດLao
  • slags, sortNorwegian
  • soort, sorteren, rangschikkenDutch
  • slags, sortNorwegian Nynorsk
  • sortereNorwegian
  • 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
  • 排序Chinese

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