sort

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sort is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
sort

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
sort

Third-person singular
sorts

Past tense
sorted

Past participle
sorted

Present participle
sorting

Sorting by putting all the number 1s in one basket, all the number 2s in another basket, and all the number 3s in another basket.
  1. To sort is to divide one group of things into smaller groups of things, so that the things in one smaller group are the same as each other in some way.
    He sorted the apples, putting red apples in one basket and green apples in the other basket.


Noun[change]

Singular
sort

Plural
sorts

  1. A sort is a kind or type.
    Red and green are two sorts of apple.