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Definitions of sort

  1. arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an approximate definition or example; "she wore a sort of magenta dress"; "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a person of a particular character or nature; "what sort of person is he?"; "he's a good sort" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion; "the bottleneck in mail delivery it the process of sorting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Chance; lot; destiny. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A kind or species; any number or collection of individual persons or things characterized by the same or like qualities; a class or order; as, a sort of men; a sort of horses; a sort of trees; a sort of poems. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Manner; form of being or acting. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Condition above the vulgar; rank. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A pair; a set; a suit. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To separate, and place in distinct classes or divisions, as things having different qualities; as, to sort cloths according to their colors; to sort wool or thread according to its fineness. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To reduce to order from a confused state. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To choose from a number; to select; to cull. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To conform; to adapt; to accommodate. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. A kind or species; class, rank, or order; manner; nature. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To separate and place in different divisions according to classes, kind, etc.; to classify. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. A number of persons or things having like qualities: class, kind, or species: order or rank: manner. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To separate into lots or classes: to put together: to select. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. To be joined with others of the same sort: to associate: to suit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. SORTER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Kind; species. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To agree; associate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To separate into classes. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To separate into grades or sizes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A kind; species; class. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Form; manner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A kind or species; class or order; manner; degree of any quality. Out of sorts, out of order; unwell. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. To separate into classes; to reduce to order from a state of confusion; to put together in distribution; to select. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To be joined with others of the same species; to consort; to suit; to fit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. A kind or species; any number or collection of persons or things more or less resembling each other in qualities or appearance; class; order; rank; degree of any quality. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. To reduce to order; to separate into classes; to choose from a number; to be joined with others of the same species. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. 1. To arrange a collection of itemsin some specified order. The items - records in a file ordata structures in memory - consist of one or more fields ormembers. One of these fields is designated as the "sort key"which means the records will be ordered according to the valueof that field. Sometimes a sequence of key fields isspecified such that if all earlier keys are equal then thelater keys will be compared. Within each field some orderingis imposed, e.g. ascending or descending numerical, lexicalordering, or date.Sorting is the subject of a great deal of study since it is acommon operation which can consume a lot of computer time.There are many well-known sorting algorithms with differenttime and space behaviour and programming complexity.Examples are quicksort, insertion sort, bubble sort,heap sort, and tree sort. These employ many differentdata structures to store sorted data, such as arrays,linked lists, and binary trees.2. The Unix utility program for sorting lines offiles.Unix manual page: sort(1). foldoc_fs
  39. sort, n. a number of persons or things having like qualities: class, kind, or species: order or rank: manner.--v.t. to separate into lots or classes: to put together: to select: to procure, adapt: to geld: (Scot.) to adjust, put right, dispose, fix: to punish.--v.i. to be joined with others of the same sort: to associate: to suit.--adj. SORT'ABLE, capable of being sorted: (Bacon) suitable, befitting.--ns. SORT'ANCE (Shak.), suitableness, agreement; SORT'ER, one who separates and arranges, as letters; SORT'ES, lots used in divination by passages selected by hazard from the Bible, Homer, Virgil, &c.; SORT'ILEGE, the act or practice of divination by drawing lots; SORTI'TION, the casting of lots; SORT'MENT, act of sorting.--IN A SORT (Shak.), in a manner; IN SORT, inasmuch as; OUT OF SORTS, out of order, unwell: (print.) with some sorts of type in the font exhausted. [O. Fr. sorte--L. sors, sortis, a lot--ser[)e]re, to join.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. Group of things &c. with common attributes, class, kind, species, as biscuits of several ss., a new s. of bicycle, people of every s. & kind; (in foll, uses= KIND) nothing of the s., coffee of a s., what s. of tree?, these s. of men, a s. of stockbroker &c., Is. of expected it; (colloq.) an awfully good s. (of person), that\'s your s. (the way to do it); (archaic) manner, way, as in seemly, courteous, &c., s., after or in a s. (=FASHION); (Print.) any letter or piece in fount of type, as copy is hard (or runs) on ss. (requires many of some ss.); out of ss., out of health, spirits, or temper, (Print.) short of ss. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. Separate into sorts (often over, out); select (things of one s.) from miscellaneous group, as sorted out those of the largest size. Hence sortable a., sorter n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. (his actions s. ill, well, with his professions). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. n. [Latin] A kind or species; ally number or collection of individual persons or things characterized by the same or like qualities ; -manner ; form of being or acting ;-degree of any quality ;-pl. Letters, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats of particular kinds. Cabinet Dictionary

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