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Definition of sorte

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1. sort [ n ] a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
Examples: "sculpture is a form of art" "what kinds of desserts are there?"

Used in print:

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

`` You often hear people talk_about team_spirit and that sort of thing '' , Benington said in a conversation after the ceremonies , `` but what this team had was a_little different .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

The storyline , in sort , is wildly unrealistic .

(The Providence Journal...)

Since the hero , a sterling and upright fellow , is a rich Brown senior , while two Yalies are cast as virtual rapists , I suppose I should disqualify myself from sitting in judgment on `` Where_the_Boys_are '' , but I shall do nothing of the sort .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Records sound like records because they provide a different sort of experience than live music .

It is this sort of experience that makes the concept of high_fidelity of real musical significance for the home music listener .

Synonyms kind sort form variety Related Terms category type style model manner species the_like brand genus genre ilk stripe color antitype art_form description flavor classify

2. sort [ n ] an approximate definition or example
Examples: "she wore a sort of magenta dress" "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"

Synonyms sort Related Terms similarity approximation

3. sort [ n ] a person of a particular character or nature
Examples: "what sort of person is he?" "he's a good sort"

Used in print:

(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)

Calenda was not the sort who walked_around without one of his `` boys '' close_at_hand .

Synonyms sort Related Terms person

4. sort [ v ] arrange or order by classes or categories
Examples: "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

Synonyms classify separate sort_out class assort sort Related Terms categorize categorize refer group reclassify catalogue count pigeonhole dichotomize unitise grade isolate size class categorization classification class class classifier class sorting classification sorter sorter compare

5. sort [ v ] examine in order to test suitability
Examples: "screen these samples" "screen the job applicants"

Synonyms screen_out sieve sort screen Related Terms choose

6. sort [ n ] an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
Examples: "the bottleneck in mail delivery it the process of sorting"

Synonyms sorting sort Related Terms operation classify

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