Dictionary Results for sort


1. sort - noun

· a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"

Synonym(s): kind, form, variety

Hypernym(s): category




2. sort - noun

· an approximate definition or example; "she wore a sort of magenta dress"; "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"

Hypernym(s): similarity




3. sort - noun

· a person of a particular character or nature; "what sort of person is he?"; "he's a good sort"

Hypernym(s): person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul




4. sort - noun

· an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion; "the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting"

Synonym(s): sorting

Hypernym(s): operation




5. sort - verb

· examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

Synonym(s): screen, screen_out, sieve

Hypernym(s): choose, take, select, pick_out




6. sort - verb

· arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

Synonym(s): classify, class, assort, sort_out, separate

Hypernym(s): categorize, categorise





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