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1. sort

noun. ['ˈsɔrt'] a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality.

Synonyms

  • the like
  • model
  • genre
  • genus
  • color
  • form
  • the likes of
  • manner
  • kind
  • description
  • type
  • antitype
  • like
  • species
  • ilk
  • stripe
  • style
  • category
  • flavour
  • flavor
  • art form
  • brand
  • variety
  • make

Antonyms

  • antitype
  • chromatic color
  • uncolored
  • colored

Etymology

  • sorte (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • sortir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • sortire (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Sort

  • underreport
  • transport
  • misreport
  • teleport
  • vanwart
  • vancourt
  • valcourt
  • rancourt
  • precourt
  • jeancourt
  • extort
  • distort
  • contort
  • comport
  • support
  • report
  • purport
  • mccourt
  • mccort
  • laporte
  • laforte
  • import
  • exhort
  • escort
  • deport
  • cavort
  • athwart
  • zwart
  • thwart
  • swart

Example sentences of the word sort


1. Noun, singular or mass
This can actually cause a sort of fermentation of the milk and the bacteria, resulting in unpleasant odors.

2. Verb, base form
The hand should sort of glide across the watch face instead of subtly catching as it counts the seconds.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Freelancers must also usually sort out their own tax affairs and pay their own overheads and expenses.

Quotes containing the word sort


1. All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
- Iris Murdoch

2. We go through the whole season working on next season's car and developing the car and making sure we fit in the car and all that sort of stuff. And we obviously give ideas of what we would hope next year's car would have even if it's small things like buttons on the steering wheel and different positions and whatever.
- Jenson Button

3. I'm an off-the-charts introvert. To me, being around groups of strangers is exhausting. I've had to sort of train myself to think about two tactics: finding common ground and invoking humor.
- Sam Yagan

2. sort

noun. ['ˈsɔrt'] an approximate definition or example.

Antonyms

  • discolor

Etymology

  • sorte (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • sortir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • sortire (Latin)

3. sort

noun. ['ˈsɔrt'] a person of a particular character or nature.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • colorlessness
  • blacken
  • stay
  • whiten

Etymology

  • sorte (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • sortir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • sortire (Latin)

4. sort

noun. ['ˈsɔrt'] an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion.

Synonyms

  • operation

Antonyms

  • uninterestingness
  • colorful

Etymology

  • sorte (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • sortir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • sortire (Latin)

5. sort

verb. ['ˈsɔrt'] arrange or order by classes or categories.

Synonyms

  • classify
  • size
  • stereotype
  • isolate
  • assort
  • categorize
  • dichotomise
  • unitise
  • catalog
  • categorise
  • catalogue
  • sort out
  • count
  • pigeonhole
  • unitize
  • refer
  • compare
  • class
  • separate
  • stamp
  • dichotomize
  • reclassify
  • grade
  • number

Antonyms

  • follower
  • unworthy
  • sharpness
  • crooked

Etymology

  • sorte (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • sortir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • sortire (Latin)

6. sort

verb. ['ˈsɔrt'] examine in order to test suitability.

Synonyms

  • pick out
  • take
  • select
  • sieve
  • screen
  • choose

Antonyms

  • angularity
  • roundness
  • straight
  • crookedness

Etymology

  • sorte (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • sortir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • sortire (Latin)
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