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Sort meaning

sort - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. Chance; lot; destiny.
  2. 2. 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. 3. Manner; form of being or acting.
  4. 4. Condition above the vulgar; rank.
  5. 5. A chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals.
  6. 6. A pair; a set; a suit.
  7. 7. Letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered.
  8. 8. 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. 9. To reduce to order from a confused state.
  10. 10. To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.
  11. 11. To choose from a number; to select; to cull.
  12. 12. To conform; to adapt; to accommodate.
  13. 13. To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree.
  14. 14. To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.
  15. 15. Kind; species.
  16. 16. To agree; associate.
  17. 17. To separate into classes.

sort - examples of usage

  1. I once asked him how long he had been doing this sort of thing. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. I can't do this sort of thing. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. There never used to be anything of that sort. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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