HyperDic: sort

English > 6 senses of the word sort:
NOUNcognitionsort, kind, form, varietya category of things distinguished by some common characteristic / characteristic or quality
attributesortan approximate definition or example
person sorta person of a particular character or nature
processsort, sortingan operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
VERBsocialsort, screen, screen out, sieveexamine in order to test suitability
cognitionsort, classify, class, assort, sort out, separatearrange or order by classes or categories / categories
sort > pronunciation
Soundssao'rt
Rhymesabort ... wart: 48 rhymes with aort...
English > sort: 6 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA category of things distinguished by some common characteristic / characteristic or quality.
Synonymskind, form, variety
NarrowerantitypeAn opposite or contrasting type
art form(architecture) a form of artistic expression / expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)
brand, makeA recognizable kind
color, colour(physics) the characteristic / characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction
descriptionsort or variety
flavor, flavour(physics) the six kinds of quarks
genreA kind of literary or artistic work
genusA general kind of something
like, ilkA kind of person
like, the like, the likes ofA similar kind
mannerA kind
modelA type of product
speciesA specific kind of something
stripeA kind or category
styleA particular kind (as to appearance)
typeA subdivision of a particular kind of thing
BroadercategoryA general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
Spanishclase, especie, forma, género, tipo
Catalanclasse, espècie, forma, mena, tipus
Verbssortarrange or order by classes or categories / categories
English > sort: 6 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAn approximate definition or example.
Examples
  • "she wore a sort of magenta dress"
  • "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"
BroadersimilarityThe quality of being similar
English > sort: 6 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person of a particular character or nature.
Examples
  • "what sort of person is he?"
  • "he's a good sort"
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishtipo
English > sort: 6 senses > noun 4, process
MeaningAn operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion.
Example"the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting"
Synonymsorting
Broaderoperation(computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)
Spanishclasificación, ordenamiento
Catalanclassificació
Verbssortarrange or order by classes or categories / categories
sortexamine in order to test suitability
English > sort: 6 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningExamine in order to test suitability.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsscreen, screen out, sieve
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishcribar, ordenar, tamizar
Nounssortan operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
English > sort: 6 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningArrange or order by classes or categories / categories.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsclassify, class, assort, sort out, separate
EntailscompareExamine and note the similarities or differences of
Entailed byidentify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, nameidentify as in botany or biology, for example
Narrowercatalogue, catalogMake an itemized list or catalog of
count, numberput into a group
dichotomize, dichotomisedivide into two opposing groups or kinds
gradeDetermine the grade of or assign a grade to
groupArrange into a group or groups
isolateseparate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
pigeonhole, stereotype, stamptreat or classify according to a mental stereotype
reclassifyclassify anew, change the previous classification
referthink of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle / principle or with a general group or in relation to another
sizesort according to size
unitize, unitiseseparate or classify into units
Broadercategorize, categoriseplace into or assign to a category / category
Spanishclasificar, ordenar, separar
Catalanclassificar, separar
Nounssorta category of things distinguished by some common characteristic / characteristic or quality
sort, sortingan operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
sortera machine for sorting things (such as punched cards or letters) into classes
sortera clerk who sorts things (as letters at the post office)
sortinggrouping by class or kind or size

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