sort Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “sort” in the English Dictionary

"sort" in British English

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uk   /sɔːt/  us   /sɔːrt/

sort noun (TYPE)

A2 [C] a ​group of things that are of the same ​type or that ​sharesimilarqualities: We both like the same sort ofmusic. I'm going to have a ​salad of some sort. What sort ofshoes will I need? We ​saw all sorts (= many ​types) ofanimals in the ​park. Many sorts ofbacteria are ​resistant to ​penicillin. This sort ofcamera is very ​expensive. Plants of this sort need ​shadyconditions.your sort the ​type of thing or ​person that you like: Hmm, this is my sort ofwine! I'd have ​thought these ​blacktrousers 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).(and) that sort of thing B1 informal used to show that what you have just said is only an ​example from a much ​largergroup of things: They ​sellsouvenirs, ​postcards, that sort of thing.
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sort noun (PERSON)

[C usually singular] UK old-fashioned a ​person having the ​stated or ​suggestedcharacter: He ​seemed like a ​decent sort to me.


uk   /sɔːt/  us   /sɔːrt/

sort verb (ORDER)

B2 [I or T] to put a ​number of things in an ​order or to ​separate them into ​groups: Paper, ​plastic, and ​cans are sorted for ​recycling. I'm going to sort these ​oldbooks into those to be ​kept and those to be ​thrown away. You can use the ​computer to sort the ​newspaperarticlesalphabetically, bydate, or bysubject. She ​found the ​ring while sorting (through) some ​clothes.
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sort verb (DEAL WITH)

[T] UK informal to ​deal with something by ​repairing or ​organizing it: Can you sort the ​car by ​tomorrow? We must get the ​phone sorted ​soon. I must get this ​paperwork sorted before I go on ​holiday next ​week.
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(Definition of sort from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sort" in American English

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sortnoun [C]

 us   /sɔrt/

sort noun [C] (TYPE)

a ​group of things that are of the same ​type or that ​sharesimilarqualities: What sort of ​equipment will she need? He was ​squinting through the eyepiece of some sort of navigational ​device. Sort can sometimes refer to a ​person of a ​particulartype: What sort of ​person do you ​think I am?a sort of (also sort of) A ​person might say a sort of or sort of when ​describing something about which the ​person does not have a ​clear or ​exactknowledge: He’s a sort of ​agent for ​athletes, but not ​officially. She’s sort of ​running the ​company, I ​think, but her ​parents are still ​involved.

sortverb [I/T]

 us   /sɔrt/

sort verb [I/T] (PUT IN ORDER)

to put things in a ​particularorder or ​separate them into ​groupsaccording to a ​principle: [T] We have to sort the ​jobapplications into ​groupsbased on ​theirqualifications. [T] Paper, ​plastic, and ​cans are sorted for ​recycling. [M] Sort out the ​clothes that you don’t ​want, and we’ll ​donate them to a ​charity. [I always + adv/prep] He ​spenthours sorting through the ​photos (= ​searching them to ​find one).
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(Definition of sort from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sort" in Business English

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sortverb [I or T]

uk   us   /sɔːt/
to put a ​number of things in an ​order or to ​separate them into ​groups: Documents are sorted and ​indexed.sort sth by sth Customer ​records can be sorted by ​name or by ​postcode.
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sortnoun [C]

uk   us   /sɔːt/ IT
a ​computerinstruction that ​organizes things into a particular ​order: He's written a sort ​program for the ​database.
(Definition of sort from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sort”
in Korean 종류…
in Arabic نَوْع…
in Malaysian jenis…
in French sorte…
in Russian тип, вид, сорт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 類型, 種類,類型…
in Italian tipo, specie…
in Turkish tür, çeşit, cins…
in Polish rodzaj, gatunek…
in Spanish clase, tipo, género…
in Vietnamese loại, thứ, hạng…
in Portuguese tipo, classe, espécie…
in Thai ชนิด, ประเภท, แบบ…
in German die Art…
in Catalan classe, mena…
in Japanese 種類, タイプ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 类型, 种类,类型…
in Indonesian jenis…
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