- any of the individual characters making up a font of type.
- characters of a particular font that are rarely used.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- evolve; develop; turn out: We'll just have to wait and see how things sort out.
- to put in order; clarify: After I sort things out here, I'll be able to concentrate on your problem.
IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?
Idioms for sort
- of a mediocre or poor kind: a tennis player of sorts.
- of one sort or another; of an indefinite kind.
- in low spirits; depressed.
- in poor health; indisposed; ill.
- in a bad temper; irritable: to be out of sorts because of the weather.
- Printing. short of certain characters of a font of type.
Origin of sort
usage note for sort
OTHER WORDS FROM sort
Words nearby sort
Example sentences from the Web for sort
I also noticed that on the sort of holidays and things like that, food was always really central.Tom Colicchio Hopes (and Fears) COVID-19 Will Change the Restaurant Industry|Pallabi Munsi|September 16, 2020|Ozy
To make the process faster, you should offer some sort of internal website search functionality.How to drive digital innovation necessary during the pandemic|Nick Chasinov|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
The flipside, of course, is that this is James Harden — the sort of offensive talent that any coach would want the chance to build a system around if given the opportunity.Everything Should Be On The Table For The Houston Rockets. Even James Harden’s Future.|Chris Herring (email@example.com)|September 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
To his surprise, he found quite a few reports describing this sort of immune cross-protection.‘Trained Immunity’ Offers Hope in Fight Against Coronavirus|Esther Landhuis|September 14, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Stylistically, the Mystery Ship looks like a sort of dead end, but thematically, Craig Vetter knew exactly where motorcycles were headed.
Is it sort of evidence of the Gladwellian 10,000 hours theory?
I had enough experiences around languages that it just sort of happened.
When he was first incarcerated, he says some sort of paperwork snafu had him imprisoned under two different, but similar, names.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But I trusted Tony Robbins could sort me out on both fronts.
Luckily, Tor was prepared for this sort of assault, and has built-in defenses to protect against it.
Very true it is that proof of the sort desired is often impossible; but it is obtained sometimes.The Problems of Psychical Research|Hereward Carrington
You know, looking after the stores and all that sort of thing.The War-Workers|E.M. Delafield
And then—well, I happen to forget what sort of a day this particular day turned into, about six of the clock.
Lancken stiffened perceptibly at this suggestion and refused, frankly, saying that he could not do anything of the sort.A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium|Hugh Gibson
I suppose it is a sort of nemesis of wit; the skidding of a wheel in the height of its speed.George Bernard Shaw|Gilbert K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for sort
- of an inferior kind
- of an indefinite kind
- (adverb) in some way or other; as it were; rather
- (sentence substitute) used to express reservation or qualified assentI’m only joking. Sort of
Derived forms of sortsortable, adjectivesortably, adverbsorter, noun
Word Origin for sort
Idioms and Phrases with sort
see after a fashion (sort); all kinds (sorts) of; bad sort; it takes all sorts; kind (sort) of; nothing of the kind (sort); of sorts; out of sorts.