Synonyms of 'sort'
1 kindDictionary, type, class
What sort of person is he?
I hate Lewis and his kind just as much as you do.
There are various types of the disease.
The navy is developing a new class of nuclear-powered submarine.
What make of car did he rent?
The recipes are divided into groups according to their main ingredients.
foods in the cabbage family, such as Brussels sprouts
the order of insects Coleoptera, better known as beetles
We welcome students of all races, faiths and nationalities.
six scenes in the style of a classical Greek tragedy
The pretentious quality of the poetry.
Moscow's reforms were socialist in character.
This - and other books of a similar nature - are urgently needed.
She grows 12 varieties of old-fashioned roses.
the British brand of socialism
There are several thousand species of trees here.
rare breeds of cattle
The entries were organised into six different categories.
Montgomerie's style is of a different stamp.
Events of this description occurred daily.
all the species of a particular genus
politicians and their ilk
2 personDictionary, individual, type
He seemed to be just the right sort for the job.
He's the only person who can do the job.
the rights and responsibilities of the individual
She was certainly not the type to murder her husband.
a tiny village of only 100 souls
He is one of the most amiable creatures in existence.
not to hear a fellow human being's voice
He is a really nice bloke.
Her husband's a very decent chap.
1 arrangeDictionary, group, order
He sorted the materials into their folders.
He started to arrange the books in piles.
The fact sheets are grouped into seven sections.
Entries in the book are ordered alphabetically.
I would class my garden as being medium in size.
Papers are filed alphabetically.
Universities were ranked according to marks scored in seven areas.
The college does not grade the children's work.
The Royal Greenwich Observatory was founded to observe and catalogue the stars.
Rocks can be classified according to their mode of origin.
Results for the test program haven't been tabulated yet.
The way to stay on top is to systematize your approach.
put in order
phrasesall sorts of
idiomout of sorts
Phrasal verbssort someone out
usage noteIt is common in informal speech to combine singular and plural in sentences like These sort of distinctions are becoming blurred. This is not acceptable in careful writing, where the plural must be used consistently: These sorts of distinctions are becoming blurred.
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When you answer someone who has asked you something, you say something back to them.
He paused before answering.
A bloke is a man.
He is a really nice bloke.
Thesaurus for sort from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you talk about a particular sort of something, you are talking about a class of things that have particular features in common and that belong to a larger group of related things.