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sort

 
 
pronunciation:
sort
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
out of sorts, of sorts, of a sort
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: kind; class.
What sort of dog is that?
synonyms:
category, class, kind, species, type, variety
similar words:
brand, breed, description, fashion, form, genre, make, manner, mold, nature
definition 2: type or kind, with respect to basic character or nature.
Her friends are of a reputable sort.
synonyms:
character, kind, nature
similar words:
quality
phrase: out of sorts
phrase: of sorts
phrase: of a sort
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sorted, sorting, sorts
definition 1: to arrange or separate into classes or groups.
synonyms:
group, separate, type
similar words:
arrange, catalogue, categorize, classify, divide, grade, graduate, list, order, organize, systematize
definition 2: to separate so as to distinguish from others (usu. fol. by out).
They sorted out their personal belongings.
similar words:
differentiate, divide, organize, pick out, select, separate, sift, tidy up
definition 3: to make clear so as to solve or bring to a resolution (fol. by out).
issues that are difficult to sort out
synonyms:
clarify, resolve, settle
similar words:
sift through, solve, understand
derivations: sortable (adj.), sorter (n.)
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