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Idioms for sort

Origin of sort

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English noun, from Middle French sorte, from Medieval Latin sort- (stem of sors ) “kind, allotted status or portion, lot,” Latin: originally, “lot (for voting)”; Middle English verb sorten “to allot, arrange, assort,” from Middle French sortir or directly from Latin sortīrī “to draw lots,” derivative of sors; later senses influenced by the noun and by assort
See kind2.
kind, sort , type
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British Dictionary definitions for sort

/ (sɔːt) /



sortable, adjectivesortably, adverbsorter, noun
C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin sors kind, from Latin: fate
See kind 2
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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.

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