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sort

noun

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1 a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common
  • I prefer jackets with zippers to the sort that close with buttons

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2 a member of the human race
  • he's a decent sort

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sort

verb

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2 to be in agreement on every point
  • that doesn't sort with what you said the last time

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Noun

type, kind, sort, nature, description, character mean a number of individuals thought of as a group because of a common quality or qualities. type may suggest strong and clearly marked similarity throughout the items included so that each is typical of the group. one of three basic body types kind may suggest natural grouping. a zoo seemingly having animals of every kind sort often suggests some disparagement. the sort of newspaper dealing in sensational stories nature may imply inherent, essential resemblance rather than obvious or superficial likenesses. two problems of a similar nature description implies a group marked by agreement in all details belonging to a type as described or defined. not all acts of that description are actually illegal character implies a group marked by distinctive likenesses peculiar to the type. research on the subject so far has been of an elementary character

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The first known use of sort was in the 14th century

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“Sort.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sort. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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