- 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
- 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).
- to agree in sort or kind; be matched or suited.
- to associate; consort.
Origin of assort
Examples from the Web for assorted
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July 27, 2014
From Burlington, the assorted agencies could plan their next moves.Britain’s Nuke-Proof Underground City
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When Girls returns the main characters are trying, with varying levels of success, to move on from assorted rock bottoms.The New Season of ‘Girls’ Is Just Good. Can We Handle That?
January 9, 2014
It would be tasty in case of oral pleasure and have assorted colors.Condoms Aren’t Sexy. This Is How Porn Stars Would Fix Them.
November 30, 2013
Alas, most of those insulted—producers, directors, assorted corporate honchos—were in a position to give Welles work.Go Fuck Yourself
July 18, 2013
It had started to pour again and they had opened the assorted umbrellas.L'Assommoir
Finally we selected our berths, assorted our luggage, and sat down to rest.A Woman who went to Alaska
May Kellogg Sullivan
There were, indeed, many children of assorted nationalities and sizes.Mary Rose of Mifflin
Frances R. Sterrett
Travellers of assorted ranks and occupations got in and out.The False Chevalier
William Douw Lighthall
It is a town of color, due largely to the assorted population.The Pirate of Panama
William MacLeod Raine
- consisting of various kinds mixed together; miscellaneousassorted sweets
- arranged in sorts; classifiedassorted categories
- matched; suited (esp in the combinations well-assorted, ill-assorted)
- (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
Word Origin and History for assorted
"arranged in sorts," 1797, past participle adjective from assort (v.).