assorted

[ uh-sawr-tid ]
/ əˈsɔr tɪd /

adjective

consisting of different or various kinds; miscellaneous: assorted flavors; assorted sizes.
consisting of selected kinds; arranged in sorts or varieties: rows of assorted vegetables.
matched; suited.

Origin of assorted

First recorded in 1790–1800; assort + -ed2

Related forms

un·as·sort·ed, adjectivewell-as·sort·ed, adjective

Definition for assorted (2 of 2)

assort

[ uh-sawrt ]
/ əˈsɔrt /

verb (used with object)

to distribute, place, or arrange according to kind or class; classify; sort.
to furnish with a suitable assortment or variety of goods; make up of articles likely to suit a demand.
Archaic. to group with others of the same or similar kind; connect or identify as of a similar class; associate (usually followed by with).

verb (used without object)

to agree in sort or kind; be matched or suited.
to associate; consort.

Origin of assort

From the Middle French word assorter, dating back to 1480–90. See as-, sort

Related forms

as·sort·a·tive, as·sort·ive, adjectiveas·sort·a·tive·ly, adverbas·sort·er, nounre·as·sort, verb
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British Dictionary definitions for assorted (1 of 2)

assorted

/ (əˈsɔːtɪd) /

adjective

consisting of various kinds mixed together; miscellaneousassorted sweets
arranged in sorts; classifiedassorted categories
matched; suited (esp in the combinations well-assorted, ill-assorted)

British Dictionary definitions for assorted (2 of 2)

assort

/ (əˈsɔːt) /

verb

(tr) to arrange or distribute into groups of the same type; classify
(intr usually foll by with) to fit or fall into a class or group; match
(tr) to supply with an assortment of merchandise
(tr) to put in the same category as others; group
(intr usually foll by with) rare to keep company; consort

Derived Forms

assortative or assortive, adjectiveassortatively, adverbassorter, noun

Word Origin for assort

C15: from Old French assorter, from sorte sort
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