sort
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, fate, lot, characteristic, from Latin sort-, sors lot, share, category — more at series Date: 14th century 1. a. a group set up on the basis of any characteristic in common ; class, kind b. one approximating the character or qualities of another <
a sort of latter-day Abe Lincoln
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c. person, individual <
he's not a bad sort
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2. archaic group, company 3. a. archaic method or manner of acting ; way, manner b. character, nature <
people of an evil sort
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4. a. a letter or character that is one element of a font b. a character or piece of type that is not part of a regular font 5. an instance of sorting <
a numeric sort of a data file
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Synonyms: see type II. verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to put in a certain place or rank according to kind, class, or nature <
sort apples
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<
sort mail
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b. to arrange according to characteristics ; classify — usually used with out <
sort out colors
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2. chiefly Scottish to put to rights ; put in order 3. a. to examine in order to clarify — used with out <
sorting out his problems
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b. to free of confusion ; clarify — used with out <
waited until things sorted themselves out
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intransitive verb 1. to join or associate with others especially of the same kind <
sort with thieves
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2. agree, harmonize <
his benign view sorts badly with reality — Henry Trewhitt
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3. search <
sort through some old papers
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sortable adjectivesorter noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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