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English definition of “sort”

sort

noun (TYPE)    /sɔːt/ US  /sɔːrt/
A2 [C] a group of things that are of the same type or that share similar qualities: We both like the same sort of music. I'm going to have a salad of some sort. What sort of shoes will I need? We saw all sorts (= many types) of animals in the park. Many sorts of bacteria are resistant to penicillin. This sort of camera is very expensive. Plants of this sort need shady conditions.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders your sort the type of thing or person that you like: Hmm, this is my sort of wine! I'd have thought these black trousers were more your sort of thing. I wouldn't have thought he was your sort (= was the type of man you would be attracted to).Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders (and) that sort of thing B1 informal used to show that what you have just said is only an example from a much larger group of things: They sell souvenirs, postcards, that sort of thing.Samples and examples Grammar:Sort, type and kindSort, type and kind all generally mean the same thing. They are words we use to refer to a group of people or things which share the same characteristics. We use these words very often when we describe things and we often find them in dictionary definitions:See more
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