Synonyms for sort

Synonyms for (noun) sort

Synonyms: sort

Definition: an approximate definition or example

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

Similar words: similarity

Definition: the quality of being similar


Synonyms: 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?

Similar words: category

Definition: a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme


Synonyms: sort

Definition: a person of a particular character or nature

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

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: operation

Definition: (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)

Usage: it can perform millions of operations per second

Synonyms for (verb) sort

Synonyms: 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?

Similar words: categorise, categorize

Definition: place into or assign to a category

Usage: Children learn early on to categorize


Synonyms: sieve, screen, screen out, sort

Definition: examine in order to test suitability

Usage: screen these samples; screen the job applicants

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her