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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 don't like looking back. I'm always constantly looking forward. I'm not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I'm too busy looking for the next cow.
Gordon Ramsay

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

But there's one thing we must all be clear about: terrorism is not the pursuit of legitimate goals by some sort of illegitimate means. Whatever the murderers may be trying to achieve, creating a better world certainly isn't one of their goals. Instead they are out to murder innocent people.
Salman Rushdie

I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.
Leonardo DiCaprio
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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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