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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Sort \Sort\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sorted; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To separate, and place in distinct classes or divisions,
as things having different qualities; as, to sort cloths
according to their colors; to sort wool or thread
according to its fineness.
Rays which differ in refrangibility may be parted
and sorted from one another. --Sir I.
2. To reduce to order from a confused state. --Hooker.
3. To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.
Shellfish have been, by some of the ancients,
compared and sorted with insects. --Bacon.
She sorts things present with things past. --Sir J.
4. To choose from a number; to select; to cull.
That he may sort out a worthy spouse. --Chapman.
I'll sort some other time to visit you. --Shak.
5. To conform; to adapt; to accommodate. [R.]
I pray thee, sort thy heart to patience. --Shak.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: arranged according to size
2: arranged into groups [syn: grouped, sorted]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
38 Moby Thesaurus words for "sorted":
aligned, arranged, arrayed, assorted, cataloged, categorized,
classified, composed, constituted, disposed, filed, fixed, graded,
grouped, harmonized, hierarchic, indexed, marshaled, methodized,
normalized, on file, ordered, orderly, organized, pigeonholed,
placed, pyramidal, ranged, ranked, rated, regularized, regulated,
routinized, standardized, stratified, synchronized, systematized,
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