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Definitions of "sort"

  • A group of persons or things of the same general character; a kind. noun
  • Character or nature. noun
  • One that exemplifies the characteristics of or serves a similar function to another. noun
  • A person; an individual. noun
  • An operation that arranges data in a specified way. noun
  • A way of acting or behaving. noun
  • To place or arrange according to class, kind, or size; classify: synonym: arrange. intransitive verb
  • To separate from others. intransitive verb
  • To make a search or examination of a collection of things. intransitive verb
  • To be or become arranged in a certain way. intransitive verb
  • To separate from others. phrasal verb
  • To clarify or resolve. phrasal verb
  • To bring or restore to health or good condition. phrasal verb
  • To reprimand or punish (someone) for a mistake or offense. phrasal verb
  • (after a sort) In a haphazard or imperfect way. idiom
  • (sorts/a sort) Of a mediocre or inferior kind. idiom
  • (sorts/a sort) Of one kind or another. idiom
  • (out of sorts) Slightly ill. idiom
  • (out of sorts) Irritable; cross. idiom

The word "sort" in example sentences

_little plant_ or sort, as _Pouchong_, or _folded sort_, refers to the mode of packing it; _Campoi_ is corrupted from _kan pei_ i.e. carefully fired; _Chulan_ is the tea scented with the chulan flower, and applied to some kinds of scented green tea.. [The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.]

She was approaching them at a brisk trot, greeting her numerous acquaintance as she passed with familiar nods, at each giving her horses an additional touch, and pursing up her lips to accelerate their speed; indeed, she was so intent upon the management of her reins, and her eyes so fixed upon her cattle, that there was no time for more than a sort of sidelong glance of recognition; and every additional smack of the whip seem'd to say, "_Here I come -- that's your sort_.". [Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II. Or, The Rambles And Adventures Of Bob Tallyho, Esq., And His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through The Metropolis; Exhibiting A Living Picture Of Fashionable Characters, Manners, And Amusements In High And Low Life (1821)]

KIRBY: The title sort of emerged out of the text itself. . .. [The Panic Virus]

KIRBY: The title sort of emerged out of the text itself. . .. [The Panic Virus]

KIRBY: The title sort of emerged out of the text itself. . .. [The Panic Virus]

But this anarchist lassie kept insisting on calling it Bovril, and the name sort of … stuck.. [Behemoth]

Well, the title sort of says it by itself, but Sky Entertainment has a nice gallery of Magda Apanowicz photos from various events including SyFy events.. [Planet-x.com.au » The Women of Caprica: Caprica: Sexy Magda Apanowicz Pictures!]

It's this directionality, or investment in the object, and in the label sort of like Quine's ontological commitment, that implies an essence.. [Essentialist Intuitions]

I'm sorry to see this one is out of print because it's really funny in places, even if the title sort of tells you what happens.. [Links for 2004-10-02 [del.icio.us]]

The title sort of goes into two different directions at once and I wanted -- I wanted to sort of intrigue people in that way.. [Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality]

It occurred to me that a lot of the time on Capitol Hill is spent not doing the work of the public but really playing at being a public servant, and the title sort of grew naturally out of that thought.. [Club Fed: Power, Money, Sex and Violence on Capitol Hill]

NEW YORK - The title sort of sums up what theatergoers can expect from "Almost an Evening," a slight yet tantalizing collection of three short plays by. [WN.com - Articles related to Massive Calorie Count In Movie Theater Snacks]

Flux was an anarcho-punk band, and the label sort of emulated that ideology.. [Rock Sellout]

Like the title sort of implies, it's one part science fiction and one part romance, and happily both halves click.. [NY1 - Top Stories]

The title sort of gives away the ending, but the musical is still a fresh alternative to the invasion of Scrooges and Santas that take over every Christmas.. [Houston Press | Complete Issue]

The title sort of gives away the ending, but the musical is still a fresh alternative to the invasion of Scrooges and Santas that take over every Christmas.. [Houston Press | Complete Issue]

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