Definitions for sort

Definitions for (noun) sort

Main entry: sort

Definition: an approximate definition or example

Usage: she wore a sort of magenta dress; she served a creamy sort of dessert thing

Main entry: form, kind, sort, variety

Definition: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

Usage: sculpture is a form of art; what kinds of desserts are there?

Main entry: sort

Definition: a person of a particular character or nature

Usage: what sort of person is he?; he's a good sort

Main entry: sort, sorting

Definition: an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion

Usage: the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting

Definitions for (verb) sort

Main entry: class, classify, assort, separate, sort, sort out

Definition: arrange or order by classes or categories

Usage: How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?

Main entry: sieve, screen, screen out, sort

Definition: examine in order to test suitability

Usage: screen these samples; screen the job applicants

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