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sort

 (sôrt)
n.
1. A group of persons or things of the same general character; a kind. See Usage Note at kind2.
2. Character or nature: books of a subversive sort.
3. One that exemplifies the characteristics of or serves a similar function to another: "A large dinner-party ... made a sort of general introduction for her to the society of the neighbourhood" (George Eliot).
4. A person; an individual: The clerk is a decent sort.
5. Computers An operation that arranges data in a specified way: did an alphabetic sort on the columns of data.
6. Archaic A way of acting or behaving: "in this sort the simple household lived / From day to day" (William Wordsworth).
v. sort·ed, sort·ing, sorts
v.tr.
1. To place or arrange according to class, kind, or size; classify: sorted the books into boxes by genre. See Synonyms at arrange.
2. To separate from others: sort the wheat from the chaff.
v.intr.
1. To make a search or examination of a collection of things: sorted through the laundry looking for a matching sock.
2. To be or become arranged in a certain way.
Phrasal Verb:
sort out
1. To separate from others: sorted out the books to be donated to the library.
2. To clarify or resolve: She tried to sort out her problems.
3. To bring or restore to health or good condition: A good night's sleep will sort you out.
4. To reprimand or punish (someone) for a mistake or offense.
Idioms:
after a sort
In a haphazard or imperfect way: managed to paint the chair after a sort.
of sorts/a sort
1. Of a mediocre or inferior kind: a constitutional government of a sort.
2. Of one kind or another: knew many folktales of sorts.
out of sorts
1. Slightly ill.
2. Irritable; cross: The teacher is out of sorts this morning.
sort of Informal
Somewhat; rather: "Gambling and prostitution ... have been prohibited, but only sort of" (George F. Will).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sors, sort-, lot; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

sort′a·ble adj.
sort′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sorter - a clerk who sorts things (as letters at the post office)sorter - a clerk who sorts things (as letters at the post office)
clerk - an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)
2.sorter - a machine for sorting things (such as punched cards or letters) into classes
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
mailsorter - a sorter for sorting mail according to the address
Translations
آلَة تَصْنيف
třídič
sorterersortérmaskine
szortírozó
flokkunarmaîur
triedič
ayırıcıtasnif edici

sorter

[ˈsɔːtəʳ] Nclasificador(a) m/f

sorter

n (= person)Sortierer(in) m(f); (= machine)Sortiermaschine f; (Post: = person) → Briefverteiler(in) m(f)

sort

(soːt) noun
a class, type or kind. I like all sorts of books; She was wearing a sort of crown.
verb
to separate into classes or groups, putting each item in its place. She sorted the buttons into large ones and small ones.
ˈsorter noun
a person or machine that separates and arranges, especially letters, postcards etc.
of a sort / of sorts
of a (usually poor) kind. She threw together a meal of sorts but we were still hungry afterwards.
out of sorts
1. slightly unwell. I felt a bit out of sorts after last night's heavy meal.
2. not in good spirits or temper. He's been a little out of sorts since they told him to stay at home.
sort of
rather; in a way; to a certain extent. He was sort of peculiar!; I feel sort of worried about him.
sort out
1. to separate (one lot or type of) things from a general mixture. I'll try to sort out some books that he might like.
2. to correct, improve, solve etc. You must sort out your business affairs.
3. to attend to, usually by punishing or reprimanding. I'll soon sort you out, you evil little man!
References in classic literature ?
No--I reckon one o' them fancy groups--one o' them Latin goddesses that Fairfax is always gassin' about, sorter leadin', directin' and bossin' us where to dig.
Benson's sorter slow in the head, an' he never puts two an' two together till some one else has made four out of it.
Looking at you sorter makes me feel that I've jest been married myself.
Thought they'd be sorter tasty after travelling," said Captain Jim.
Come to think it over, I sorter remembered that the dog looked hungry.
I had a fine sleep the rest of the night but my dinner had to be sorter scanty--potatoes and point, as you might say.
Mebbe that's why this side is sorter inclined to pick on 'em.
It makes me feel as if there must be something sorter unnateral about me.
BD Life Sciences, a segment of leading global medical technology company BD, today launched its first dedicated product specifically for single cell genomics applications with BD FACSseq, a high-throughput cell sorter designed for single cell genomic studies, combined with BDTM Precise Assays for single cell gene expression analysis.
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