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sort

noun (n)

  • a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: form, kind, variety
    source: wordnet30
  • an approximate definition or example (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    She wore a sort of magenta dress.
    She served a creamy sort of dessert thing.
    source: wordnet30
  • a person of a particular character or nature (noun.person)
    Example:
    What sort of person is he?.
    He's a good sort.
    source: wordnet30
  • an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion (noun.process)
    Synonym: sorting
    Example:
    The bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting.
    source: wordnet30
  • Chance; lot; destiny. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • examine in order to test suitability (verb.social)
    Synonym: screen, screen out, sieve
    source: wordnet30
  • arrange or order by classes or categories (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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