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meanings of sort


  1. A piece of metal type used to print one letter, character, or symbol in a particular size and style.
  2. A person evaluated in a certain way (bad, good, strange, etc.).
  3. A type.
  4. A good-looking woman.
  5. An act of sorting.
  6. An algorithm for sorting a list of items into a particular sequence.
  7. Manner; form of being or acting.
  8. Chance; lot; destiny.
  9. A full set of anything, such as a pair of shoes, or a suit of clothes.
  10. Condition above the vulgar; rank.
  11. A general type.
  12. Group, company.


  1. To join or associate with others, especially with others of the same kind or species; to agree.
  2. To choose from a number; to select; to cull.
  3. To arrange into some sequence, usually numerically, alphabetically or chronologically.
  4. To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.
  5. To conform; to adapt; to accommodate.
  6. To geld.
  7. To attack physically.
  8. To separate items into different categories according to certain criteria that determine their sorts.
  9. To fix (a problem) or handle (a task).
  10. To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.

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