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Crossword Puzzle Answers for: SO?T

soft

soft
(adv.) Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly.
(interj.) Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.
(n.) A soft or foolish person; an idiot.
(superl.) Easily yielding to pressure; easily impressed, molded, or cut; not firm in resisting; impressible; yielding; also, malleable; -- opposed to hard; as, a soft bed; a soft peach; soft earth; soft wood or metal.
(superl.) Not rough, rugged, or harsh to the touch; smooth; delicate; fine; as, soft silk; a soft skin.
(superl.) Hence, agreeable to feel, taste, or inhale; not irritating to the tissues; as, a soft liniment; soft wines.
(superl.) Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring; pleasing to the eye; not exciting by intensity of color or violent contrast; as, soft hues or tints.
(superl.) Not harsh or rough in sound; gentle and pleasing to the ear; flowing; as, soft whispers of music.
(superl.) Easily yielding; susceptible to influence; flexible; gentle; kind.
(superl.) Expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes.
(superl.) Effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak.
(superl.) Gentle in action or motion; easy.
(superl.) Weak in character; impressible.
(superl.) Somewhat weak in intellect.
(superl.) Quiet; undisturbed; paceful; as, soft slumbers.
(superl.) Having, or consisting of, a gentle curve or curves; not angular or abrupt; as, soft outlines.
(superl.) Not tinged with mineral salts; adapted to decompose soap; as, soft water is the best for washing.
(superl.) Applied to a palatal, a sibilant, or a dental consonant (as g in gem, c in cent, etc.) as distinguished from a guttural mute (as g in go, c in cone, etc.); -- opposed to hard.
(superl.) Belonging to the class of sonant elements as distinguished from the surd, and considered as involving less force in utterance; as, b, d, g, z, v, etc., in contrast with p, t, k, s, f, etc.

soot

soot
(a.) Alt. of Soote
(n.) A black substance formed by combustion, or disengaged from fuel in the process of combustion, which rises in fine particles, and adheres to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke; strictly, the fine powder, consisting chiefly of carbon, which colors smoke, and which is the result of imperfect combustion. See Smoke.
(v. t.) To cover or dress with soot; to smut with, or as with, soot; as, to soot land.

sort

sort
(n.) Chance; lot; destiny.
(n.) 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.
(n.) Manner; form of being or acting.
(n.) Condition above the vulgar; rank.
(n.) A chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals.
(n.) A pair; a set; a suit.
(n.) Letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered.
(v. i.) To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree.
(v. i.) To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To reduce to order from a confused state.
(v. t.) To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.
(v. t.) To choose from a number; to select; to cull.
(v. t.) To conform; to adapt; to accommodate.