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sort

 
Noun sort has 4 senses
  1. kind, sort, form, variety - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
    --1 is a kind of category
    --1 has particulars:
     description; type; antitype; art form; style; flavor, flavour; color, colour; species; genus; brand, make; genre; ilk; manner; model; stripe; the like, the likes of
    Derived form: verb sort2
  2. sort - an approximate definition or example; "she wore a sort of magenta dress"; "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"
    --2 is a kind of
    similarity
  3. sort - a person of a particular character or nature; "what sort of person is he?"; "he's a good sort"
    --3 is a kind of
    person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
  4. sort, sorting - an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion; "the bottleneck in mail delivery it the process of sorting"
    --4 is a kind of operation
    Derived forms: verb sort2, verb sort1
Verb sort has 2 senses
  1. screen, screen out, sieve, sort - examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
    --1 is one way to choose, take, select, pick out
    Derived form: noun sort4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
    --2 is one way to categorize, categorise
    Derived forms: noun sort1, noun sort4, noun sorter1, noun sorter2, noun sorting1, noun sorting3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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