Meaning of SORT in English

SORT

n.

Function: transitive verb

Date: 14th century

1 a : to put in a certain place or rank according to kind, class, or nature < sort apples> < sort mail> b : to arrange according to characteristics : CLASSIFY ― usually used with out < sort out colors>

2 chiefly Scottish : to put to rights : put in order

3 a : to examine in order to clarify ― used with out < sort ing out his problems> b : to free of confusion : CLARIFY ― used with out <waited until things sort ed themselves out>

intransitive verb

1 : to join or associate with others especially of the same kind < sort with thieves>

2 : AGREE , HARMONIZE <his benign view sort s badly with reality ― Henry Trewhitt>

3 : SEARCH < sort through some old papers>

– sort · able \ ' so ̇ r-t ə -b ə l \ adjective

– sort · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.