sorted

[ sawr-tid ]
/ ˈsɔr tɪd /

adjective Geology.

(of sedimentary particles) uniform in size.
(of sedimentary rock) consisting of particles of uniform size.

Origin of sorted

First recorded in 1945–50; sort + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM sorted

well-sort·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sorted

sordid sorted

Definition for sorted (2 of 2)

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

OTHER WORDS FROM sort

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sort

kind2 sort type (see usage note at kind2) (see usage note at type)

usage note for sort

See kind2.
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British Dictionary definitions for sorted (1 of 2)

sorted
/ (ˈsɔːtɪd) slang /

interjection

an exclamation of satisfaction, approval, etc

adjective

possessing the desired recreational drugs

British Dictionary definitions for sorted (2 of 2)

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 sorted

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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