ldoce_751_zsortsort1 /sɔːt $ sɔːrt/ ●●●S1W1 noun1type/kind [countable]TYPE a group or class of people, things etc that have similarqualities or featuresSYN type, kindsort ofWhat sort of shampoo do you use?all sorts (of something) (=a lot of different types of things)I like all sorts of food – I’m not fussy.of this/that sortOn expeditions of this sort, you have to be prepared for trouble.of some sort/some sort of something (=used when you do not know exactly what type)He wondered if Rosa was in some sort of trouble.There was a game of some sort going on inside.Most of the victims developed psychological problems of one sort or another (=of various different types).They do burgers, pizzas, that sort of thing.2 →sort of3 →of sorts4 →sort of thing5 →what sort of ... ?6 →nothing of the sort7person [singular] British EnglishCHARACTER/PERSONALITY someone who has a particular type of character, and is therefore likely to behave in a particular waySYN typeIain’s never even looked at another woman. He’s not the sort.8 →it takes all sorts (to make a world)9computer [singular]TD if a computer does a sort, it puts things in a particular order10 →out of sortsCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesthis/that sortWe must ensure that this sort of thing does not happen again.some sortThere has been some sort of error.the same sortWe had the same sort of background.a similar sortIt’s a similar sort of house.a different sortBarbara never stopped wanting a different sort of life.the right sortWearing the right sort of clothing could save your life.other sortsWhat other sorts of books do you like?all sorts (=many different sorts)He collects all sorts of musical instruments.phrasesof one sort or another (=of various different sorts)Quite a large number of them suffered injuries of one sort or another.
sort• You will have to spend some time getting the suspensionsorted.• Central to the tax are the bands into which homes of different value will be sorted.• We sorted all the clothes into two piles - those to be kept, and those to be given away.• Recorded in this way, the information is easier to sort and analyse after the excavation has finished.• A preschooler might get confused by such games as sortingblocks by shape.• The records will be sorted by zipcode and displayed on the screen.• The rubbish has to be sorted into things that can be recycled and things that can't• Don't worry about the money. I'll sort it, OK?• Your referencematerials should be sorted out and grouped together around each subheading within the proposaloutline.• Musial mentally sorts the deliveries of some 80 or 90 pitchers.• It takes a couple of hours to sort the mail in the morning.• You should be able to sort this without my help.• She sighed again and sorted through the roughsketches.sort something into something• Applications will be sorted into three categories.From King Business Dictionarysortsort /sɔːtsɔːrt/ noun [countable]COMPUTINGif a computer does a sort, it puts things in a particular orderIf you do a sort on the computer, it will list entries in alphabetical order. —sort verb [intransitive, transitive]You can sort these tables and even perform mathematical calculations on them.Press F2 to sort.Originsort1(1300-1400)Old Frenchsorte, from Latinsors“chance, what you get by luck, share, condition”