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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
Translations of “sort”
in Arabic نَوْع…
in Korean 종류…
in Malaysian jenis…
in French sorte…
in Turkish tür, çeşit, cins…
in Italian tipo, specie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 類型, 種類,類型…
in Russian тип, вид, сорт…
in Polish rodzaj, gatunek…
in Vietnamese loại, thứ, hạng…
in Spanish clase, tipo, género…
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 Indonesian jenis…
in Chinese (Simplified) 类型, 种类,类型…
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