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Definition of Sort


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

Sort Quotations

I never feel lonely if I've got a book - they're like old friends. Even if you're not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they're part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.
Emilia Fox

I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.
Charles Darwin

I've always believed in God. I also think that's the sort of thing that either comes as part of the equipment, the capacity to believe, or at some point in your life, when you're in a position where you actually need help from a power greater than yourself, you simply make an agreement.
Stephen King

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Alex Haley

It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.
William Osler
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Sort Translations

sort in Afrikaans is soort
sort in Danish is art
sort in Dutch is soort, slag, aard
sort in Finnish is laji
sort in German is Art {f}, Gattung {f}, sortieren, Sortierung {f}
sort in Italian is fare, sorta, razza, assortire
sort in Latin is genus
sort in Swedish is sortera, ordna, sortera, sort
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