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A sort is a type or a kind of something, or the act of categorizing things. If you’re an organized sort of person, sort your clothes by color. If you’re the disorganized sort, just chuck them all over the floor.

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Chance; lot; destiny.

Noun
an approximate definition or example; "she wore a sort of magenta dress"; "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"

Noun
a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"

Noun
a person of a particular character or nature; "what sort of person is he?"; "he''s a good sort"

Noun
an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion; "the bottleneck in mail delivery it the process of sorting"

Verb
arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

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Verb
examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"


n.
Chance; lot; destiny.

n.
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.

n.
Manner; form of being or acting.

n.
Condition above the vulgar; rank.

n.
A chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals.

n.
A pair; a set; a suit.

n.
Letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered.

v. t.
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.

v. t.
To reduce to order from a confused state.

v. t.
To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.

v. t.
To choose from a number; to select; to cull.

v. t.
To conform; to adapt; to accommodate.

v. i.
To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree.

v. i.
To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.


Sort

Sort , n. [F. sorl, L. sors, sortis. See Sort kind.] Chance; lot; destiny. [Obs.]
By aventure, or sort, or cas [chance].
Let blockish Ajax draw The sort to fight with Hector.

Sort

Sort, n. [F. sorie (cf. It. sorta, sorte), from L. sors, sorti, a lot, part, probably akin to serere to connect. See Series, and cf. Assort, Consort, Resort, Sorcery, Sort lot.] 1. 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. 2. Manner; form of being or acting.
Which for my part I covet to perform, In sort as through the world I did proclaim.
Flowers, in such sort worn, can neither be smelt nor seen well by those that wear them.
I'll deceive you in another sort.
To Adam in what sort Shall I appear?
I shall not be wholly without praise, if in some sort I have copied his style.
3. Condition above the vulgar; rank. [Obs.] Shak. 4. A chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals. [Obs.] "A sort of shepherds." Spenser. "A sort of steers." Spenser. "A sort of doves." Dryden. "A sort of rogues." Massinger.
A boy, a child, and we a sort of us, Vowed against his voyage.
5. A pair; a set; a suit. Johnson. 6. pl. (Print.) Letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered. Out of sorts (Print.), with some letters or sorts of type deficient or exhausted in the case or font; hence, colloquially, out of order; ill; vexed; disturbed. -- To run upon sorts (Print.), to use or require a greater number of some particular letters, figures, or marks than the regular proportion, as, for example, in making an index. Syn. -- Kind; species; rank; condition. -- Sort, Kind. Kind originally denoted things of the same family, or bound together by some natural affinity; and hence, a class. Sort signifies that which constitutes a particular lot of parcel, not implying necessarily the idea of affinity, but of mere assemblage. the two words are now used to a great extent interchangeably, though sort (perhaps from its original meaning of lot) sometimes carries with it a slight tone of disparagement or contempt, as when we say, that sort of people, that sort of language.
As when the total kind Of birds, in orderly array on wing, Came summoned over Eden to receive Their names of there.
None of noble sort Would so offend a virgin.

Sort

Sort , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sorting.] 1. 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.
Rays which differ in refrangibility may be parted and sorted from one another.
2. To reduce to order from a confused state. Hooker. 3. To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.
Shellfish have been, by some of the ancients, compared and sorted with insects.
She sorts things present with things past.
4. To choose from a number; to select; to cull.
That he may sort out a worthy spouse.
I'll sort some other time to visit you.
5. To conform; to adapt; to accommodate. [R.]
I pray thee, sort thy heart to patience.

Sort

Sort, v. i. 1. To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree.
Nor do metals only sort and herd with metals in the earth, and minerals with minerals.
The illiberality of parents towards children makes them base, and sort with any company.
2. To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.
They are happy whose natures sort with their vocations.
Things sort not to my will.
I can not tell you precisely how they sorted.

Chance; lot; destiny.

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.

To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree.

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Usage Examples

All ideas come about through some sort of observation. It sparks an attitude some object or emotion causes a reaction in the other person.

A lot of women these days, a lot of young women don't want to call themselves feminists. You have this cheap, hideous 'girl power' sort of fad, which I think is pretty benign at best, but at worst, I think it's a way of taking the politics out of feminism and making it some kind of fashion.

Acting is sort of an extension of childhood. You get to play all of these roles and have so much fun. Playing an athlete would be so cool. Or where you get to shoot guns, ride horses. I wouldn't turn down any of that.

A lot of times I would go into a room and audition for whatever sitcom it was and they would expect me to do sort of what my dad was doing and I am not him so they would be disappointed and I would feel nervous and not know exactly how to do it.

A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher's stall passes as food.

A bad man is the sort who weeps every time he speaks of a good woman.

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.

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Other Usage Examples

Almost every college playwright or sketch or improv comedian was sort of aware of Christopher Durang - even kids in high school. His short plays were so accessible to younger people and I think that was inspirational to me.

About 25 years ago, I started out as a reporter covering politics. And that sort of just evolved into organized crime, because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston.

'Thank you power' is writing down the moments that are good in your life so that you can go back and reflect on them - so you've got this sort of repository of good stuff in your past.

All the actors I respect, especially old-Hollywood actors, the reason I think so many of them have had long careers is that there is a sort of mystery about them. You don't know what they do on Friday nights when they go home from work. You have no clue. You have this sort of fantasy about them.

A simple compliment goes a really long way - for a guy to just come over and say, 'You have great hair' or 'I really like your dress,' and then just smile and walk away. That's a great move, because he's sort of putting himself out there by doing that, but it won't lead to any embarrassment if the girl isn't interested.

A lot of these angles are really about trying to mimic broadcast sports angles in order to anchor the scene, to sort of normalize it before it becomes abstracted.

All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of '38, '39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance.

A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really attractive.

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