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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. Chance; lot; destiny.
  7. 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.
  8. Manner; form of being or acting.
  9. Condition above the vulgar; rank.
  10. A chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals.
  11. A pair; a set; a suit.
  12. Letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered.
  13. 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.
  14. To reduce to order from a confused state.
  15. To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.
  16. To choose from a number; to select; to cull.
  17. To conform; to adapt; to accommodate.
  18. To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree.
  19. To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.
  20. A kind or species; class, rank, or order; manner; nature.
  21. To separate and place in different divisions according to classes, kind, etc.; to classify.
  22. A number of persons or things having like qualities: class, kind, or species: order or rank: manner.
  23. To separate into lots or classes: to put together: to select.
  24. To be joined with others of the same sort: to associate: to suit.
  25. SORTER.
  26. Kind; species.
  27. To agree; associate.
  28. To separate into classes.
  29. To separate into grades or sizes.
  30. A kind; species; class.
  31. Form; manner.
  32. A kind or species; class or order; manner; degree of any quality. Out of sorts, out of order; unwell.
  33. To separate into classes; to reduce to order from a state of confusion; to put together in distribution; to select.
  34. To be joined with others of the same species; to consort; to suit; to fit.
  35. 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.
  36. To reduce to order; to separate into classes; to choose from a number; to be joined with others of the same species.

Usage examples for sort

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