of one kind/sort/type or another

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of of one kind/sort/type or another

used to indicate that the speaker is referring to a range of items that could fit a description
  • I need a fastener of one kind/sort/type or another.

Word by Word Definitions

kind play
  1. : a group united by common traits or interests : category

  2. : a specific or recognized variety

  3. : a doubtful or barely admissible member of a category

  1. : of a sympathetic or helpful nature

  2. : of a forbearing nature : gentle

  3. : arising from or characterized by sympathy or forbearance

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

  2. : one approximating the character or qualities of another

  3. : person, individual

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

  2. : to arrange according to characteristics : classify

  3. : to put to rights : put in order

type play
  1. : a particular kind, class, or group

  2. : something distinguishable as a variety : sort

  3. : a member of an indicated class or variety of people

  1. : to write something on a typewriter or enter data into a computer by way of a keyboard

  2. : to produce (a character, a document, etc.) using a keyboard (as on a typewriter or computer)

  3. : to identify as belonging to a type: such as

another play
  1. : different or distinct from the one first considered

  2. : some other

  3. : being one more in addition to one or more of the same kind

  1. : an additional one of the same kind : one more

  2. : one that is different from the first or present one

  3. : one of a group of unspecified or indefinite things


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