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Definition of Sort

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

Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
George Edward Moore

Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy - the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
Eric Hoffer

For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
Plato
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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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