- 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)
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Idioms for sort
- of a mediocre or poor kind: a tennis player of sorts.
- of one sort or another; of an indefinite kind.
Origin of sort
usage note for sort
OTHER WORDS FROM sort
Example sentences from the Web for sort
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
The Dallas Cowboys sell out their state-of-the art football stadium.
But I trusted Tony Robbins could sort me out on both fronts.
This treacherous sort of calm, we thought, might forbode a storm, and we did not allow it to lull us into security.
I want to see the sort of thing happening to schools that has already happened to many sorts of retail shops.
It is no good settling down in a world that, on its part, refuses to do anything of the sort.
Now in addition to that I had something else in my own college course—something of the same sort of thing but better.
Presently he began to shiver so, with some sort of a chill, that I took off my coat and wrapped it round him.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
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.