Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word sort. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in sort.
Definitions and meaning of sort
(UK) IPA(key): /sɔːt/
(US) IPA(key): /sɔɹt/
Homophone: sought(in non-rhotic accents)
From Middle Englishsort, soort, sorte (= Dutchsoort, GermanSorte, Danishsort, Swedishsort), borrowed from Old Frenchsorte(“class, kind”), from Latinsortem, accusative form of sors(“lot, fate, share, rank, category”).
A general type.
Manner; form of being or acting.
(obsolete) Condition above the vulgar; rank.
(informal) A person evaluated in a certain way (bad, good, strange, etc.).
(dated) Group, company.
(Britain, informal) A good-looking woman.
An act of sorting.
(computing) An algorithm for sorting a list of items into a particular sequence.
(typography) A piece of metal type used to print one letter, character, or symbol in a particular size and style.
(mathematics) A type.
(obsolete) Chance; lot; destiny.
(obsolete) A full set of anything, such as a pair of shoes, or a suit of clothes.
For quotations using this term, see Citations:sort.
(type):genre, genus, kind, type, variety
(person):character, individual, person, type
(act of sorting):sort-out
(in computing): sort algorithm, sorting algorithm
See also Thesaurus:class
From Middle Englishsorten, borrowed from Old Frenchsortir(“allot, sort”), from Latinsortire(“draw lots, divide, choose”), from sors.
sort (third-person singular simple presentsorts, present participlesorting, simple past and past participlesorted)
(transitive) To separate items into different categories according to certain criteria that determine their sorts.
Synonyms:categorize, class, classify, group
(transitive) To arrange into some sequence, usually numerically, alphabetically or chronologically.
(transitive) To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.
(transitive, obsolete) To conform; to adapt; to accommodate.
(transitive, obsolete) To choose from a number; to select; to cull.
(intransitive) To join or associate with others, especially with others of the same kind or species; to agree.
(intransitive) To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.
(Britain, colloquial, transitive) To fix (a problem) or handle (a task).
(Britain, colloquial, transitive) To attack physically.
If he comes nosing around here again I'll sort him!
(transitive) To geld.
In British sense “to fix a problem”, often used in constructions like “I’ll get you sorted” or “Now that’s sorted” – in American and Australian usage sort out is used instead.
sort at OneLook Dictionary Search
sort in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
RTOS, RTOs, TROs, orts, rost, rots, tors
From Old Occitansort, from Latinsortem, accusative singular of sors, from Proto-Italic*sortis, from Proto-Indo-European*ser-(“to bind”).
(Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈsɔɾt/
(Central) IPA(key): /ˈsɔrt/
“sort” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
“sort” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
“sort” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
“sort” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
From Old Norsesvartr(“black”), from Proto-Germanic*swartaz, from Proto-Indo-European*swordo-(“dirty, dark, black”).
black (absorbing most light)
under the table; done in secret so as to avoid taxation