Related formswell-sort·ed, adjective
Can be confusedsordid sorted
Definition for sorted (2 of 2)
- 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.
Origin of sort
Examples from the Web for sorted
Olwyn had come over from Paris in September 1963 to help with the children until Ted sorted things out.
Lena, Emilia, and I are laughing because we sorted the wig thing out nice and early.Natalie Dormer Talks ‘Hunger Games,’ Feminism, and Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Needs More Dick|Marlow Stern|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it's messy you get the women in, but when the mess is sorted out keep the women, they are no threat.The Clinton Global Initiative Kicks off With Tears, Impressions, and Fighting Words|Nina Strochlic|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But grumble grumble sometimes my messages get sorted into the wrong folders.Gmail Priority Inbox Freakout: Calm Down, Guys, Opting Out Is Easy|Winston Ross|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He came back ten minutes later and told me the problem had been ‘sorted’.Prince Harry Saved Me From Gay Hate Attack Says Squaddie|Tom Sykes|June 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The rivers bring the rock material down from the hills, and it is sorted and laid down.Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
Daniel Boone was blowing through his loose, thick lips, as he sorted the cards.The Sheriff of Badger|George B. Pattullo
Those which the loser had staked were new, fresh from the press, he said, and they were sorted into a heap distinct from the rest.
We returned to the Headquarters and sorted out stores for the trenches.Fanny Goes to War|Pat Beauchamp
She told us, also, that she had been through Fruen's wardrobe and sorted out all handkerchiefs that were not hers.Wanderers|Knut Hamsun
British Dictionary definitions for sorted (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sorted (2 of 2)
- 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 Formssortable, adjectivesortably, adverbsorter, noun
Word Origin for sort
Idioms and Phrases with sorted
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.