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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
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.
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.
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.
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1. a class, group, kind, etc, as distinguished by some common quality or characteristic
2. informal type of character, nature, etc: he's a good sort.
3. a more or less definable or adequate example: it's a sort of review.
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (often plural) printing any of the individual characters making up a fount of type
5. archaic manner; way: in this sort we struggled home.
6. after a sort to some extent
7. of sorts of a sort
a. of an inferior kind
b. of an indefinite kind
8. out of sorts not in normal good health, temper, etc
9. sort of informal
a. (adverb) in some way or other; as it were; rather
b. (sentence substitute) used to express reservation or qualified assent: I’m only joking. Sort of.
10. (tr) to arrange according to class, type, etc
11. (tr) to put (something) into working order
12. (Computer Science) (tr) to arrange (computer information) by machine in an order convenient to the computer user
13. informal (foll by: with) to supply, esp with drugs
14. (intr; foll by with, together, etc) archaic or dialect to associate, as on friendly terms
15. (intr) archaic to agree; accord
[C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin sors kind, from Latin: fate]
ˈsortable adj
ˈsortably adv
ˈsorter n
Usage: See at kind2
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1. a particular kind, class, or group; category: two sorts of people - rich and poor.
2. character, quality, or nature: friends of a nice sort.
3. an example of something that is undistinguished: He is a sort of poet.
4. manner, fashion, or way.
5. Print. any of the individual characters making up a font of type.
6. an instance of sorting.
7. to arrange according to kind or class: to sort socks.
8. to separate from other sorts (often fol. by out): to sort the good from the bad.
9. to assign to a particular class, group, etc. (often fol. by with, together, etc.): sorting people together indiscriminately.
10. to place (computerized data) in order, numerically or alphabetically.
11. Archaic. to suit; agree; fit.
12. sort out,
a. evolve; turn out: Wait and see how things sort out.
b. to put in order; clarify: After I sort things out here, I can leave.
1. of sorts, of a mediocre or poor kind: a tennis player of sorts. Also, of a sort.
2. out of sorts,
a. irritable or depressed.
b. indisposed; ill.
c. Print. short of certain characters of a font of type.
3. sort of, somewhat; rather.
[1200–50; (n.) Middle English < Middle French sorte < Medieval Latin sort- (s. of sors) kind, allotted status, Latin: orig., voter's lot]
sort′er, n.
usage: See kind2.
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 a group having similar qualities; a crowd or flock. See also batch, set, suit.
Examples: sort of benefit, 1578; of doves, 1687; of ewes, 1611; of figs, 1438; of gallants, 1598; of goodly knights, 1509; of raisins; of ships, 1681; of pretty tales, 1584; of traitors; a great sort of wives, 1529.
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Sort is used as a noun to talk about a class of people or things. Sort is a countable noun. After words like all and several, you use sorts.

There are all sorts of reasons why this is true.
They sell several sorts of potatoes.

After sorts of you can use either the plural or singular form of a noun. For example, you can say 'They sell most sorts of shoes' or 'They sell most sorts of shoe'. The singular form is more formal.

There were five different sorts of biscuits.
They attract two main sorts of investor.

After sort of you use the singular form of a noun.

I know you're interested in this sort of thing.
'What sort of car did she get?' – 'A sports car.'

In conversation, these and those are often used with sort. For example, people say 'I don't like these sort of jobs' or 'I don't like those sort of jobs'. This use is generally thought to be incorrect. Instead, you should say 'I don't like this sort of job' or 'I don't like that sort of job'.

They never fly in this sort of weather.
I've had that sort of experience before.

In more formal English, you can also say 'I don't like jobs of this sort'.

A device of that sort costs a lot of money.

You can also use like this, like that, or like these after a noun. For example, instead of saying 'this sort of weather', you can say 'weather like this'.

I don't know why people say things like that.
Cafés like these are found in every town in Britain.

Kind is used in a similar way to sort.

See kind

You can also use sort of to describe something in a vague or uncertain way.

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Past participle: sorted
Gerund: sorting

I sort
you sort
he/she/it sorts
we sort
you sort
they sort
I sorted
you sorted
he/she/it sorted
we sorted
you sorted
they sorted
Present Continuous
I am sorting
you are sorting
he/she/it is sorting
we are sorting
you are sorting
they are sorting
Present Perfect
I have sorted
you have sorted
he/she/it has sorted
we have sorted
you have sorted
they have sorted
Past Continuous
I was sorting
you were sorting
he/she/it was sorting
we were sorting
you were sorting
they were sorting
Past Perfect
I had sorted
you had sorted
he/she/it had sorted
we had sorted
you had sorted
they had sorted
I will sort
you will sort
he/she/it will sort
we will sort
you will sort
they will sort
Future Perfect
I will have sorted
you will have sorted
he/she/it will have sorted
we will have sorted
you will have sorted
they will have sorted
Future Continuous
I will be sorting
you will be sorting
he/she/it will be sorting
we will be sorting
you will be sorting
they will be sorting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sorting
you have been sorting
he/she/it has been sorting
we have been sorting
you have been sorting
they have been sorting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sorting
you will have been sorting
he/she/it will have been sorting
we will have been sorting
you will have been sorting
they will have been sorting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sorting
you had been sorting
he/she/it had been sorting
we had been sorting
you had been sorting
they had been sorting
I would sort
you would sort
he/she/it would sort
we would sort
you would sort
they would sort
Past Conditional
I would have sorted
you would have sorted
he/she/it would have sorted
we would have sorted
you would have sorted
they would have sorted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sort - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or qualitysort - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
category - a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
description - sort or variety; "every description of book was there"
type - a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
antitype - an opposite or contrasting type
art form - (architecture) a form of artistic expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)
style - a particular kind (as to appearance); "this style of shoe is in demand"
flavour, flavor - (physics) the six kinds of quarks
colour, color - (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; "each flavor of quarks comes in three colors"
species - a specific kind of something; "a species of molecule"; "a species of villainy"
genus - a general kind of something; "ignore the genus communism"
make, brand - a recognizable kind; "there's a new brand of hero in the movies now"; "what make of car is that?"
genre - a kind of literary or artistic work
ilk, like - a kind of person; "We'll not see his like again"; "I can't tolerate people of his ilk"
manner - a kind; "what manner of man are you?"
model - a type of product; "his car was an old model"
stripe - a kind or category; "businessmen of every stripe joined in opposition to the proposal"
like, the like, the likes of - a similar kind; "dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here"
2.sort - an approximate definition or example; "she wore a sort of magenta dress"; "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"
similarity - the quality of being similar
3.sort - a person of a particular character or nature; "what sort of person is he?"; "he's a good sort"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
4.sort - an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterionsort - an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion; "the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting"
operation - (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction); "it can perform millions of operations per second"
Verb1.sort - examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
2.sort - arrange or order by classes or categoriessort - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
unitise, unitize - separate or classify into units; "The hospital was unitized for efficiency"
catalogue, catalog - make an itemized list or catalog of; classify; "He is cataloguing his photographic negatives"
isolate - separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
refer - think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another; "This plant can be referred to a known species"
reclassify - classify anew, change the previous classification; "The zoologists had to reclassify the mollusks after they found new species"
size - sort according to size
dichotomise, dichotomize - divide into two opposing groups or kinds
stereotype, pigeonhole, stamp - treat or classify according to a mental stereotype; "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"
group - arrange into a group or groups; "Can you group these shapes together?"
categorise, categorize - place into or assign to a category; "Children learn early on to categorize"
grade - determine the grade of or assign a grade to
number, count - put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
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2. person, individual, type, customer (informal), soul, creature, human being, bloke (informal), chap (informal) He seemed to be just the right sort for the job.
2. resolve, answer, work out, clear up, crack, fathom, suss (out) (slang), find the solution to These problems have now been sorted.
all sorts of various, varied, diverse, divers (archaic), assorted, miscellaneous, sundry It was used by all sorts of people.
of sorts of a kind He has made a living of sorts selling pancakes from a van.
out of sorts
1. irritable, cross, edgy, tense, crabbed, snarling, prickly, snappy, touchy, bad-tempered, petulant, ill-tempered, irascible, cantankerous, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy, chippy (informal), fretful, grouchy (informal), peevish, crabby, dyspeptic, choleric, crotchety, oversensitive, snappish, ill-humoured, narky (Brit. slang), out of humour Lack of sleep can leave us feeling jaded and out of sorts.
2. depressed, miserable, in low spirits, down, low, blue, sad, unhappy, gloomy, melancholy, mournful, dejected, despondent, dispirited, downcast, long-faced, sorrowful, disconsolate, crestfallen, down in the dumps (informal), down in the mouth (informal), mopy You are feeling out of sorts and unable to see the wood for the trees.
3. unwell, ill, sick, poorly (informal), funny (informal), crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), ailing, queer, unhealthy, seedy (informal), laid up (informal), queasy, infirm, dicky (Brit. informal), off colour, under the weather (informal), at death's door, indisposed, on the sick list (informal), not up to par, valetudinarian, green about the gills, not up to snuff (informal) At times, he has seemed lifeless and out of sorts.
sort of rather, somewhat, as it were, slightly, moderately, in part, reasonably I sort of made my own happiness.
sort someone out deal with, handle, cope with, take care of, see to, attend to The crucial skill you need to develop is sorting out the parents.
sort something out
1. resolve, work out, clear up, clarify, tidy up, put or get straight They have sorted out their trade and security dispute.
2. organize, tidy, straighten out, put in order, arrange, catalogue, classify, categorize He carried out the usual checks and sorted out the paperwork.
sort something out from something
1. separate, determine, distinguish, differentiate, tell apart How do we sort out fact from fiction?
2. sift, separate, pick out, select, segregate We need to sort out the genuine cases from the layabouts.
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A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members:
Informal: persuasion.
1. To distribute into groups according to kinds.Also used with out:
2. To put into a deliberate order:
3. To set apart (one kind or type) from others:
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نَوْعنَوْع، طَبَقَهيُصَنِّف
flokka, sorterategund
kažkaiplyg irnekaipšioks toksskirstytojas


A. N
1. (= kind) → clase f, tipo m
a new sort of caruna nueva clase or un nuevo tipo de coche
the sort you gave me last timede la misma clase or del mismo tipo que me dio la última vez
books of all sorts, all sorts of bookslibros de toda clase or de todo tipo, toda clase or todo tipo de libros
I know his/her sortconozco el paño, conozco a esa clase de gente
he's a painter of a sort or of sortsse puede decir que es pintor
it's tea of a sortes té, pero de bastante mala calidad
something of the sortalgo por el estilo
nothing of the sort!¡nada de eso!
I shall do nothing of the sortno lo haré bajo ningún concepto, ni se me ocurriría hacerlo
but not that sortpero no de ese tipo, pero no así
he's the sort who will cheat youes de esa clase or de ese tipo de personas que te engañará, es de esos que or de los que te engañan
what sort do you want? (= make) → ¿qué marca quieres?; (= type) → ¿de qué tipo lo quieres?
it takes all sorts (to make a world)de todo hay en la viña del Señor
sort of
2.1. (= type of) it's a sort of dancees una especie de baile
he's a sort of agentes algo así como un agente
he's not the sort of man to say thatno es de los que dicen eso
an odd sort of noveluna novela rara, un tipo extraño de novela
he's some sort of painteres pintor de algún tipo
that's the sort of person I amasí soy yo
he's not that sort of personno es capaz de hacer eso, no es ese tipo de persona
I'm not that sort of girlyo no soy de ésas
that's the sort of thing I needeso es lo que me hace falta
that's just the sort of thing I meaneso es precisamente lo que quiero decir
and all that sort of thingy otras cosas por el estilo
this sort of houseuna casa de este estilo
what sort of car?¿qué tipo de coche?
what sort of man is he?¿qué clase de hombre es?
2.2. it's sort of awkwardes bastante or (LAm) medio difícil
it's sort of bluees más bien azul
I'm sort of lostestoy como perdido
it's sort of finishedestá más o menos terminado
I have a sort of idea thattengo cierta idea de que ...
I sort of thought thatquedé con la idea de que ...
I sort of feel thaten cierto modo creo que ...
it sort of made me laughno sé por qué pero me hizo reír
"aren't you pleased?" - "sort of"-¿no te alegras? -en cierto sentido
3. (= person)
he's a good sortes buena persona or (esp LAm) buena gente
he's an odd sortes un tipo raro
your sort never did any goodlas personas como usted nunca hicieron nada bueno
4. to be out of sorts (= unwell) → estar indispuesto, no estar del todo bien; (= in bad mood) → estar de mal humor, estar de malas
5. (Comput) → ordenación f
1. (= classify, arrange) → clasificar
to sort the good apples from the bad onesseparar las manzanas malas de las buenas
see also sheep
2. (Comput) → ordenar
3. (= resolve, settle) → arreglar
we've got it sorted nowya se arregló
C. CPD sort code N [of bank] → número m de agencia
sort out VT + ADV
1. (= organize) → ordenar, organizar
sort out all your booksordena todos tus libros
to sort out the bad onesseparar or quitar los malos
see also sheep
2. (= resolve) [+ problem, situation etc] → arreglar, solucionar
they've sorted out their problemshan arreglado or solucionado sus problemas
3. to sort sb outajustar cuentas con algn
I'll come down there and sort you out!¡si bajo, te pego una paliza!
4. (= explain) to sort sth out for sbexplicar or aclarar algo a algn
can you sort this out for me?¿puede explicarme or aclararme esto?
sort through VI + ADVrevisar
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(= kind) → sorte f
There are so many different sorts of mushrooms → Il y a de si nombreuses sortes de champignons.
What sort do you want? → Quelle sorte voulez-vous?Quel genre voulez-vous?
What sort of bike have you got? → Quelle sorte de vélo as-tu?
all sorts of → toutes sortes de
all sorts of reasons → toutes sortes de raisons
nothing of the sort
I'll do nothing of the sort! → Je ne ferai rien de tel!
to make a living of sorts → vivoter tant bien que mal
(= make) [coffee, car] → marque f
What sort of car has he got? → Quelle marque de voiture a-t-il?
(describing a person's character)
He seemed to be just the right sort for the job → Il semblait convenir parfaitement au poste.
She was a very vigorous sort of person → C'était une personne très vigoureuse.
(in vague descriptions) a sort of → un genre de
It's a sort of blue-green → C'est un genre de bleu-vert.
She sort of pushed it
BUT Elle l'a comme qui dirait poussé.
It's sort of awkward
BUT C'est plutôt gênant.
(British) to be out of sorts → ne pas être dans son assiette
(= classify) → trier
The rubbish is sorted into plastics, paper and glass → Les ordures sont triées selon leur nature: plastique, papier ou verre. (= separate) → répartir
The students are sorted into three ability groups → Les étudiants sont répartis en trois groupes de compétences.
[+ letters, mail] → trier
[+ problems] → résoudre, régler
to get sth sorted → régler qch
sort out
vt sep
(= classify) → trier
Sort out all your bills, receipts, invoices and expenses → Triez toutes vos factures, reçus, notes d'honoraires et notes de frais.
to sort out sth from sth → faire la part de qch et de qch
(= tidy up) [+ cupboard, desk, room] → ranger
(= resolve) [+ problem, dispute] → régler
(= organize) [+ details, arrangements, ideas] → organiser
(mainly British) (= punish, reprimand) [+ person] → réprimander
(= help) [+ person] → s'occuper de
to sort o.s. out (= get o.s. together) → se ressaisir
sort through
vt fus (= search through) → faire le tri dans
He sorted through the papers → Il a fait le tri dans les papiers.sort code ncode m guichet
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(= kind)Art f; (= species, type, model)Sorte f, → Art f; a sort ofeine Art (+nom), → so ein/eine; this sort of housediese Art Haus, so ein Haus; an odd sort of novelein komischer Roman; I felt a sort of shameich schämte mich irgendwie; a silly sort of smileso ein albernes Grinsen; I have a sort of idea that …ich habe das or so ein Gefühl, dass …; what sort ofwas für ein; what sort of (a) man is he?was für ein Mensch ist er?; he’s not the sort of man to do thater ist nicht der Mensch, der das täte; this sort of thingso etwas; all sorts of thingsalles Mögliche; people of all sortsalle möglichen Leute; he’s a painter of a sort or of sortser ist Maler, sozusagen; it’s coffee of a sort or of sortsdas ist Kaffee oder so etwas Ähnliches; something of the sort(irgend) so (et)was; he’s some sort of administratorer hat irgendwie in der Verwaltung zu tun; he’s got some sort of job with …er hat irgendeinen Job bei …; nothing of the sort!von wegen!; you’ll do nothing of the sort!von wegen!, das wirst du schön bleiben lassen!; that’s the sort of person I amich bin nun mal so!; I’m not that sort of girlich bin nicht so eine
(= person) he’s a good sorter ist ein prima Kerl; she sounds a good sortsie scheint in Ordnung zu sein; he’s not my sorter ist nicht mein Typ; I don’t trust his sortsolchen Leuten traue ich nicht; I know your sorteuch Brüder kenn ich! (inf); your sort never did any gooddu und deinesgleichen, ihr habt noch nie etwas zustande gebracht; it takes all sorts (to make a world)es gibt so ’ne und solche
to be out of sorts (Brit) → nicht ganz auf der Höhe or auf dem Damm (inf)sein
(Comput) → Sortieren nt, → Sortiervorgang m; to do a sortsortieren
adv sort of (inf)irgendwie; it’s sort of heavyes ist irgendwie schwer (inf); is it tiring? — sort ofist das anstrengend? — irgendwie schon; it’s sort of finishedes ist eigentlich schon fertig; aren’t you pleased? — sort offreust du dich nicht? — doch, eigentlich schon; is this how he did it? — well, sort ofhat er das so gemacht? — ja, so ungefähr
(also Comput) → sortieren; to sort the ripe tomatoes from the unripe onesdie reifen und die unreifen Tomaten aussortieren; to sort something on something (Comput) → etw nach etw sortieren
(= solve, organize) to get something sortedetw auf die Reihe bekommen; everything is now sortedes ist jetzt alles (wieder) in Ordnung
to sort through somethingetw durchsehen
(Comput) → sortieren
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1. n
a. (gen) → specie f inv, genere m, tipo; (make, of coffee, car) → tipo
what sort do you want? → che tipo vuole?
I know his sort → conosco il suo tipo
books of all sorts → libri di ogni genere
he's a painter of sorts → è, per così dire, un pittore
of the worst sort → della peggior specie
something of the sort → qualcosa del genere
it's tea of a sort → è una specie di
I'll do nothing of the sort! → nemmeno per sogno!
behaviour of that sort → comportamento del genere
it takes all sorts (to make a world) → il mondo è bello perché è vario
b. sort of, what sort of car?che tipo di macchina?
what sort of man is he? → che tipo di uomo è?
it's my sort of film → è il tipo di film che piace a me
he's not the sort of man to say that → non è il tipo da dire cose del genere
all sorts of dogs → cani di ogni tipo
he's some sort of painter → è una specie di pittore
it's a sort of dance → è una specie di danza
and all that sort of thing → e così via
what sort of an answer is that? → che razza di risposta è questa?
that's the sort of person I am → io sono fatto così
you know the sort of thing I mean → sai cosa voglio dire
it's sort of awkward (fam) → è piuttosto difficile
it's sort of yellow (fam) → è giallastro
aren't you pleased? - sort of (fam) → non sei contento? - insomma
I sort of thought that would happen (fam) → quasi me lo sentivo che sarebbe successo
c. (person) he's a good sortè una brava persona
he's not my sort → non è il mio tipo
he's an odd sort → è un tipo strano
d. to be out of sorts (in a bad temper) → avere la luna (storta or di traverso), non essere in vena; (unwell) → non essere in forma
2. vt
a. (classify, documents, stamps) → classificare; (put in order, papers, clothes) → mettere in ordine; (letters) → smistare; (separate) → separare, dividere
b. (Comput) → ordinare
sort out vt + adv
a. = sort 2a
b. (straighten out, room) → riordinare, sistemare; (papers, one's ideas) → riordinare; (solve, problem) → risolvere
have you managed to sort out what's happening? → sei riuscito a sapere cosa succede?
things will sort themselves out → le cose si sistemeranno da sole
we've got it sorted out now → la faccenda è risolta
c. I'll sort him out! (fam) → lo sistemo io!
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(soːt) noun
a class, type or kind. I like all sorts of books; She was wearing a sort of crown.
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!
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نَوْع druh slags Sorte είδος clase laji sorte vrsta tipo 種類 종류 soort sort rodzaj espécie сорт sort ชนิด çeşit loại 种类
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n. clase, especie, género;
all ___ -s ofuna variedad de;
out of ___ -smalhumorado-a, indispuesto-a;
v. separar, clasificar, distribuir.
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