some kind/sort/type of

Definition of some kind/sort/type of

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

Word by Word Definitions

some play
  1. : being an unknown, undetermined, or unspecified unit or thing

  2. : being one, a part, or an unspecified number of something (such as a class or group) named or implied

  3. : being of an unspecified amount or number

  1. : one indeterminate quantity, portion, or number as distinguished from the rest

  2. : an indefinite additional amount

  1. : about

  2. : in some degree : somewhat

  3. : to some degree or extent : a little

  1. : characterized by a (specified) thing, quality, state, or action

  1. : group of (so many) members and especially persons

  1. : body

  2. : chromosome

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


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