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Definitions of sort

  1. arrange or order by classes or categories; " How would you classify these pottery shards-- are they prehistoric?"
  2. a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; " sculpture is a form of art"; " what kinds of desserts are there?"
  3. examine in order to test suitability; " screen these samples"; " screen the job applicants"
  4. an approximate definition or example; " she wore a sort of magenta dress"; " she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"
  5. a person of a particular character or nature; " what sort of person is he?"; " he's a good sort"
  6. an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion; " the bottleneck in mail delivery it the process of sorting"
  7. Chance; lot; destiny.
  8. 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.
  9. Manner; form of being or acting.
  10. Condition above the vulgar; rank.
  11. A chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals.
  12. A pair; a set; a suit.
  13. Letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered.
  14. 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.
  15. To reduce to order from a confused state.
  16. To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.
  17. To choose from a number; to select; to cull.
  18. To conform; to adapt; to accommodate.
  19. To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree.
  20. To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.
  21. A kind or species; class, rank, or order; manner; nature.
  22. To separate and place in different divisions according to classes, kind, etc.; to classify.
  23. A number of persons or things having like qualities: class, kind, or species: order or rank: manner.
  24. To separate into lots or classes: to put together: to select.
  25. To be joined with others of the same sort: to associate: to suit.
  26. SORTER.
  27. Kind; species.
  28. To agree; associate.
  29. To separate into classes.
  30. To separate into grades or sizes.
  31. A kind; species; class.
  32. Form; manner.
  33. A kind or species; class or order; manner; degree of any quality. Out of sorts, out of order; unwell.
  34. To separate into classes; to reduce to order from a state of confusion; to put together in distribution; to select.
  35. To be joined with others of the same species; to consort; to suit; to fit.
  36. A kind or species; any number or collection of persons or things more or less resembling each other in qualities or appearance; class; order; rank; degree of any quality.
  37. To reduce to order; to separate into classes; to choose from a number; to be joined with others of the same species.
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Antonyms for sort

animal, critter, derange, beast, displace, jumble, crowd out, BEASTIE, brute, mislay, disturb, disarrange, misplace, unsettle.

Quotes of sort

  1. It's just something that's sort of funny, sort of not. – Max Cannon
  2. But at the same time you can't assume that making a difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life. – Angela Davis
  3. Well, it seems to me Lincoln, I suppose, is kind of a model of a particular sort of presidency, a presidency that first of all is elected by a minority of the votes. – David Herbert Donald
  4. Reed College required a thesis for a Bachelor's degree. Normally a Bachelor's is sort of like being stamped 'Prime US Beef.' They just walk you through, hand out the diplomas and you fill in your name later on. – David Eddings
  5. I should just put it bluntly, because we're all sort of friends here now- it's exceedingly likely that my greatest success is behind me. Oh, so Jesus, what a thought! You know that's the kind of thought that could lead a person to start drinking gin at nine o'clock in the morning, and I don't want to go there. – Elizabeth Gilbert
  6. Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace. – Ulysses S. Grant
  7. So I turned these sort of deficiencies into a, a workable thing if you understand what I mean. – Tony Hancock
  8. What career? A man's got a body of film of about four movies in about 10 years or something. I do it because I think I can do a good job of something and I'll enjoy it, do it, and sort of vanish. I don't want to be an actor for hire. – Paul Hogan
  9. It's funny; we never had anything like credibility. Even though we all have some sort of punk -rock background, but so what? I really don't care about that. What's credibility anyway? Who has credibility? – Mark McGrath
  10. I was trained as a neurologist, and then I went into the theater, and if you're brought up to think of yourself as a biological scientist of some sort pretty well everything else seems frivolous by comparison. – Jonathan Miller
  11. Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having. – Ivor Novello
  12. Mistakes were made is something we heard back in '92, and that has sort of been the Clinton administration's mantra. I can't imagine that Al Gore is going to pick up that statement and carry it through the next election. – Barbara Olson
  13. Each of us, face to face with other men, is clothed with some sort of dignity, but we know only too well all the unspeakable things that go on in the heart. – Luigi Pirandello
  14. Oddly, when I started to make the record, I wasn't aware I was making a record. I just was sort of disgusted with the whole thing and sequestered myself in the basement and started playing the piano just for something to do. – Paul Westerberg
  15. Samurai culture did exist really, for hundreds of years and the notion of people trying to create some sort of a moral code, the idea that there existed certain behaviors that could be celebrated and that could be operative in a life. – Edward Zwick

Usage examples for sort

  1. But it did nothing of the sort – Jimmy, Lucy, and All by Sophie May
  2. A man has a poor look- out with a wife of that sort – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  3. " That is the sort of thing we want," he said. – Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine
  4. No doubt they were all her sort or they wouldn't have been with her. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  5. He's that sort of a man. – Representative Plays by American Dramatists: 1856-1911: The Moth and the Flame by Clyde Fitch
  6. They wouldn't stand for that sort of thing. – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  7. Everything else is sort of part of it. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  8. " I'm sorry," she said, " but I expected something of the sort to happen." – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  9. Not of any sort – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  10. Nothing of the sort has yet been done. – Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  11. You don't know what sort of a man he is. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. I'm afraid I'm not much good at that sort of thing. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  13. What sort of a life shall we live then? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. I was sort of hopin'-" " Yes?" – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  15. " You were thinking of nothing of the sort she cried. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  16. And really, that sort of thing doesn't bother me much. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  17. Now, Patty, I won't have that sort of thing! – Patty's Success by Carolyn Wells
  18. " A very good sort of a man," he said. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  19. Not I. He warn't our sort – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  20. I don't know anything of the sort – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher

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