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Kind vs. Sort

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Kindnoun

A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.

‘What kind of a person are you?’; ‘This is a strange kind of tobacco.’;

Sortnoun

A general type.

Kindnoun

A makeshift or otherwise atypical specimen.

‘The opening served as a kind of window.’;

Sortnoun

Manner; form of being or acting.

Kindnoun

(archaic) One's inherent nature; character, natural disposition.

Sortnoun

(obsolete) Condition above the vulgar; rank.

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Kindnoun

Goods or services used as payment, as e.g. in barter.

Sortnoun

(informal) A person evaluated in a certain way (bad, good, strange, etc.).

Kindnoun

Equivalent means used as response to an action.

‘I'll pay in kind for his insult.’;

Sortnoun

(dated) Group, company.

Kindnoun

(Christianity) Each of the two elements of the communion service, bread and wine.

Sortnoun

A good-looking woman.

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Kindadjective

Having a benevolent, courteous, friendly, generous, gentle, liberal, sympathetic, or warm-hearted nature or disposition, marked by consideration for – and service to – others.

Sortnoun

An act of sorting.

‘I had a sort of my cupboard.’;

Kindadjective

Affectionate.

‘a kind man; a kind heart’;

Sortnoun

(computing) An algorithm for sorting a list of items into a particular sequence.

‘Popular algorithms for sorts include quicksort and heapsort.’;

Kindadjective

Favorable.

Sortnoun

(typography) A piece of metal type used to print one letter, character, or symbol in a particular size and style.

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Kindadjective

Mild, gentle, forgiving

‘The years have been kind to Richard Gere; he ages well.’;

Sortnoun

(mathematics) A type.

Kindadjective

Gentle; tractable; easily governed.

‘a horse kind in harness’;

Sortnoun

(obsolete) Chance; lot; destiny.

Kindadjective

(obsolete) Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.

Sortnoun

(obsolete) A full set of anything, such as a pair of shoes, or a suit of clothes.

Kindadjective

Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.

‘It becometh sweeter than it should be, and loseth the kind taste.’;

Sortverb

(transitive) To separate items into different categories according to certain criteria that determine their sorts.

‘Sort the letters in those bags into a separate pile for each language that you recognise; sort the rest into a common pile for later attention.’;

Kindadjective

Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.

‘Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught,The love he bore to learning was his fault.’;

Sortverb

(transitive) To arrange into some sequence, usually numerically, alphabetically or chronologically.

‘Sort those bells into a row in ascending sequence of pitch: lowest tones on the left; highest on the right.’;

Kindadjective

Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.

‘He is kind unto the unthankful and to evil.’; ‘O cruel Death, to those you take more kindThan to the wretched mortals left behind.’; ‘A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind.’;

Sortverb

(transitive) To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.

Kindadjective

Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act.

Sortverb

To conform; to adapt; to accommodate.

Kindadjective

Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.

Sortverb

To choose from a number; to select; to cull.

Kindnoun

Nature; natural instinct or disposition.

‘He knew by kind and by no other lore.’; ‘Some of you, on pure instinct of nature,Are led by kind t'admire your fellow-creature.’;

Sortverb

(intransitive) To join or associate with others, especially with others of the same kind or species; to agree.

Kindnoun

Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind.

‘Every kind of beasts, and of birds.’; ‘She follows the law of her kind.’; ‘Here to sow the seed of bread,That man and all the kinds be fed.’;

Sortverb

(intransitive) To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.

Kindnoun

Sort; type; class; nature; style; character; fashion; manner; variety; description; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc.

‘How diversely Love doth his pageants play,And snows his power in variable kinds !’; ‘There is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.’; ‘Diogenes was asked in a kind of scorn: What was the matter that philosophers haunted rich men, and not rich men philosophers?’; ‘Tax on tillage was often levied in kind upon corn.’;

Sortverb

To fix a problem or handle a task; to sort out.

Kindverb

To beget.

Sortnoun

Chance; lot; destiny.

‘By aventure, or sort, or cas [chance].’; ‘Let blockish Ajax drawThe sort to fight with Hector.’;

Kindnoun

a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality;

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

Sortnoun

A kind or species; any number or collection of individual persons or things characterized by the same or like qualities; a class or order; as, a sort of men; a sort of horses; a sort of trees; a sort of poems.

Kindadjective

having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior;

‘kind to sick patients’; ‘a kind master’; ‘kind words showing understanding and sympathy’; ‘thanked her for her kind letter’;

Sortnoun

Manner; form of being or acting.

‘Which for my part I covet to perform,In sort as through the world I did proclaim.’; ‘Flowers, in such sort worn, can neither be smelt nor seen well by those that wear them.’; ‘I'll deceive you in another sort.’; ‘To Adam in what sortShall I appear?’; ‘I shall not be wholly without praise, if in some sort I have copied his style.’;

Kindadjective

liberal;

‘kind words of praise’;

Sortnoun

Condition above the vulgar; rank.

Kindadjective

conducive to comfort; beneficial;

‘the genial sunshine’; ‘a kind climate’; ‘hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet’;

Sortnoun

A chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals.

‘A boy, a child, and we a sort of us,Vowed against his voyage.’;

Kindadjective

expressing sympathy

Sortnoun

A pair; a set; a suit.

Kindadjective

characterized by mercy, and compassion;

‘compassionate toward disadvantaged people’; ‘kind to animals’; ‘a humane judge’;

Sortnoun

Letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered.

‘As when the total kindOf birds, in orderly array on wing,Came summoned over Eden to receiveTheir names of there.’; ‘None of noble sortWould so offend a virgin.’;

Kindadjective

agreeable;

‘a dry climate kind to asthmatics’;

Sortverb

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.’;

Kindadjective

helpful to other people;

‘helping an old lady with her bundles was his kind deed for the day’;

Sortverb

To reduce to order from a confused state.

Kindadjective

tolerant and forgiving under provocation;

‘our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke’;

Sortverb

To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.

‘Shellfish have been, by some of the ancients, compared and sorted with insects.’; ‘She sorts things present with things past.’;

Kindadjective

showing consideration and anticipation of needs;

‘it was thoughtful of you to bring flowers’; ‘a neighbor showed thoughtful attention’;

Sortverb

To choose from a number; to select; to cull.

‘That he may sort out a worthy spouse.’; ‘I'll sort some other time to visit you.’;

Kindadjective

generously responsive;

‘good-hearted but inept efforts to help’; ‘take a kindly interest’; ‘a kindly gentleman’; ‘an openhearted gift to charity’;

Sortverb

To conform; to adapt; to accommodate.

‘I pray thee, sort thy heart to patience.’;

Kindnoun

a group of people or things having similar characteristics

‘more data of this kind would be valuable’; ‘all kinds of music’;

Sortverb

To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree.

‘Nor do metals only sort and herd with metals in the earth, and minerals with minerals.’; ‘The illiberality of parents towards children makes them base, and sort with any company.’;

Kindnoun

character or nature

‘the trials were different in kind from any that preceded them’;

Sortverb

To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.

‘They are happy whose natures sort with their vocations.’; ‘Things sort not to my will.’; ‘I can not tell you precisely how they sorted.’;

Kindnoun

each of the elements (bread and wine) of the Eucharist

‘communion in both kinds’;

Sortnoun

a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality;

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

Kindadjective

having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature

‘he was very kind to me’; ‘she was a good, kind woman’;

Sortnoun

an approximate definition or example;

‘she wore a sort of magenta dress’; ‘she served a creamy sort of dessert thing’;

Kindadjective

used in a polite request

‘would you be kind enough to repeat what you said?’;

Sortnoun

a person of a particular character or nature;

‘what sort of person is he?’; ‘he's a good sort’;

Kindadjective

(of a consumer product) gentle on (a part of the body)

‘look for rollers that are kind to hair’;

Sortnoun

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

‘the bottleneck in mail delivery it the process of sorting’;

Kindadjective

affectionate or loving.

Sortverb

examine in order to test suitability;

‘screen these samples’; ‘screen the job applicants’;

Sortverb

arrange or order by classes or categories;

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

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