Textual thesaurus for "sort"

(noun) form, kind, variety

a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

sculpture is a form of art; what kinds of desserts are there?

(noun) sorting

an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion

the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting

(verb) class, classify, assort, separate, sort out

arrange or order by classes or categories

How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?

(verb) sieve, screen, screen out

examine in order to test suitability

screen these samples; screen the job applicants