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of a sort

Definition of of a sort

  1. :  in some ways but not entirely or exactly <It was a vacation of a sort.> <He's a poet of a sort.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  a group set up on the basis of any characteristic in common :  class, kind

    :  one approximating the character or qualities of another

    :  person, individual

  1. :  to put in a certain place or rank according to kind, class, or nature

    :  to arrange according to characteristics :  classify

    :  to put to rights :  put in order


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