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Idioms for sort

Origin of sort

1200–50; (noun) Middle English < Middle French sorte < Medieval Latin sort- (stem of sors) kind, allotted status or portion, lot, Latin: orig., voter's lot; (v.) Middle English sorten to allot, arrange, assort (< Middle French sortir) < Latin sortīrī to draw lots, derivative of sors; later senses influenced by the noun and by assort

usage note for sort

See kind2.

OTHER WORDS FROM sort

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sort

kind2 sort type (see usage note at kind2) (see usage note at type)
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British Dictionary definitions for sort of

sort
/ (sɔːt) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of sort

sortable, adjectivesortably, adverbsorter, noun

Word Origin for sort

C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin sors kind, from Latin: fate

undefined sort

See kind 2
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Idioms and Phrases with sort of

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.

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