I had a sort of my cupboard.
When you put all your white clothes together and all your dark clothes together, this is an example of a situation where you sort your clothes.
A group of people who are kind are an example of a kind sort of people.
A person who is quiet is an example of a quiet sort of person.
I'll sort some other time to visit you.
Did an alphabetic sort on the columns of data.
The clerk is a decent sort.
Sorted the books into boxes by genre.
Sorted through the laundry looking for a matching sock.
Remarks of that sort.
Books of a subversive sort.
Sort the wheat from the chaff.
- In a haphazard or imperfect way:Managed to paint the chair after a sort.
- Of a mediocre or inferior kind:A constitutional government of a sort.
- Of one kind or another:Knew many folktales of sorts.
- Slightly ill.
- Irritable; cross:The teacher is out of sorts this morning.
- Somewhat; rather:
- in some way but not very well
- of various kinds
- of a poor or inferior kind
- lacking certain sorts of type
- to analyze or resolve (difficulties, a problem, etc.)