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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old French sorte (class, kind), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] root of sors (lot, fate, share, rank, category)

Noun

Singular
sort

Plural
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sort ({{{1}}})
  1. A general type.
  2. (informal) A person.
    This guy's a decent sort.
  3. An act of sorting.
    I had a sort of my cupboard
  4. (computing) An algorithm for sorting a list of items into a particular order.
  5. (typography) A piece of metal type used to print one letter, character, or symbol in a particular size and style.
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Etymology 2

From Old French sortir (allot, sort), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sortiri (draw lots, divide, choose), from sors

Verb

Infinitive
to sort

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to sort (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To separate according to certain criteria.
  2. (transitive) To arrange into some order, especially numerically, alphabetically or chronologically.
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Catalan

Noun

sort m.

  1. luck

Danish

Adjective

sort

  1. black (absorbing all light)


This Danish entry was created from the translations listed at black. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see sort in the Danish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) October 2008


French

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] sors

Pronunciation

Noun

sort m.

  1. lot

Verb

sort (a form of sortir)

  1. he/she/it goes out

Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈʃort/

Noun

sort (plural sortok)

  1. shorts (pants worn primarily in the summer that do not go lower than the knees)

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Norwegian

Noun

sort

  1. black (colour/color)


This Norwegian entry was created from the translations listed at black. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see sort in the Norwegian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) April 2008


Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for sort Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative sort sorten sorter sorterna
Genitive sorts sortens sorters sorternas

sort c.

  1. sort, kind

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