1. Noun.  A general type.
  2. Noun.  (dated) group, company.
  3. Noun.  (informal) A person..
  4. Noun.  An act of sorting.
  5. Noun.  (computing) An algorithm for sorting a list of items into a particular order.
  6. Noun.  (typography) A piece of metal type used to print one letter, character, or symbol in a particular size and style.
  7. Verb.  (transitive) To separate according to certain criteria.
  8. Verb.  (transitive) To arrange into some order, especially numerically, alphabetically or chronologically.
  9. Verb.  (British) To fix a problem, to handle a task; to sort out.

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