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English noun: sort

1. sort (cognition) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality


SamplesSculpture is a form of art.
What kinds of desserts are there?.


Synonymsform, kind, variety


Broader (hypernym)category


Narrower (hyponym)antitype, art form, brand, color, colour, description, flavor, flavour, genre, genus, ilk, like, like, make, manner, model, species, stripe, style, the like, the likes of, type

2. sort (attribute) an approximate definition or example


SamplesShe wore a sort of magenta dress.
She served a creamy sort of dessert thing.


Broader (hypernym)similarity

3. sort (person) a person of a particular character or nature


SamplesWhat sort of person is he?.
He's a good sort.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

4. sort (process) an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion


SamplesThe bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting.


Synonymssorting


Broader (hypernym)operation


English verb: sort

1. sort (social) examine in order to test suitability


SamplesScreen these samples.
Screen the job applicants.


Synonymsscreen, screen out, sieve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take

2. sort (cognition) arrange or order by classes or categories


SamplesHow would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?.


Synonymsassort, class, classify, separate, sort out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)categorise, categorize


Narrower (hyponym)catalog, catalogue, count, dichotomise, dichotomize, grade, group, isolate, number, pigeonhole, reclassify, refer, size, stamp, stereotype, unitise, unitize


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