• A general type.
  • Manner; form of being or acting.
  • Condition above the vulgar; rank.
  • A person evaluated in a certain way (bad, good, strange, etc.).
  • Group, company.
  • A good-looking woman.
  • An act of sorting.
  • An algorithm for sorting a list of items into a particular sequence.
  • A piece of metal type used to print one letter, character, or symbol in a particular size and style.
  • A type.
  • Chance; lot; destiny.
  • A full set of anything, such as a pair of shoes, or a suit of clothes.



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  • From Middle English sort, soort, sorte (= Dutch soort, German Sorte, Danish sort, Swedish sort), borrowed from Old French sorte ("class, kind"), from Latin sortem, accusative form of sors.
  • From Middle English sorten, borrowed from Old French sortir ("allot, sort"), from Latin sortire ("draw lots, divide, choose"), from sors.

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