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English definition of “sort”

sort

noun
 
 
/sɔːt/
A2 [C] a type of something: We both like the same sort of music. What sort of shoes does she wear? I'm going to have a salad of some sort.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders
all sorts of sth A2 many different types of somethingCategories and varietiesSpecies and genders
sort of informal B2 used to describe a situation approximately: It's a sort of pale orange colour.Some and quiteApproximate
(and) that sort of thing informal B1 used to show that what you have just said is only an example from a larger group of things: They sell souvenirs, postcards, that sort of thing.Samples and examples
of sorts informal used to describe something that is not a typical example: He managed to make a curtain of sorts out of an old sheet.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
(Definition of sort noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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