Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sort

4 senses of sort

Sense 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?")
       => category -- (a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme)

Sense 2
sort -- (an approximate definition or example; "she wore a sort of magenta dress"; "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing")
       => similarity -- (the quality of being similar)

Sense 3
sort -- (a person of a particular character or nature; "what sort of person is he?"; "he's a good sort")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 4
sort, sorting -- (an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion; "the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting")
       => operation -- ((computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction); "it can perform millions of operations per second")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sort

2 senses of sort

Sense 1
screen, screen out, sieve, sort -- (examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her")

Sense 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?")
       => categorize, categorise -- (place into or assign to a category; "Children learn early on to categorize")

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