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Definition of assorted

1 : suited especially by nature or character an ill-assorted pair
2 : consisting of various kinds assorted chocolates

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Examples of assorted in a Sentence

a box of assorted cheeses a box of assorted chocolates
Recent Examples on the Web Wellness Resort and Spa Starting at 5 p.m. a dinner ($120) will feature action stations including carving stations, raw seafood and sushi bar, artisan salads and assorted desserts. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "New Year's Eve Dining: Here are 39 restaurants open on 12/31 in metro Phoenix," 20 Dec. 2019 Thank You Books carries a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, as well as children’s and young adult books, stationary, writing utensils, craft kits and other assorted items. William Thornton |, al, "Thank You Books opens on Crestwood Boulevard," 20 Dec. 2019 Yet even with the tragedies, scandals and assorted controversies, the NFL steams toward the next decade with a certain momentum of popularity. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Why this past decade of NFL scandals is the worst stretch ever for the league," 20 Dec. 2019 Hahn said this basket will be holiday themed with books, a candle, assorted candies, coffee, coffee mug, teas, hot chocolate, and a gift certificate or two. Lois Szymanski,, "Central Carroll: Side-by-side churches to hold Christmas bazaars; McDaniel College hosting holiday concerts," 3 Dec. 2019 In just four years, Stallings has been able to donate thousands of dollars worth of clothes, hygiene products and other assorted items. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "8-year-old dedicated to helping homeless veterans starts company to give out "Hero Bags" filled with essentials," 26 Nov. 2019 That's a tribute, actually, to what producer Damon Lindelof and his team accomplished, brilliantly layering a dense new mythology on top of the existing foundation, and pulling its assorted threads together over the last three episodes. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Watchmen' connects its threads in a strange but satisfying finale," 15 Dec. 2019 Prosecutors are asking that Crumpler forfeit more than $25,000 in cash, assorted jewelry and pieces of sports memorabilia, including an O.J. Simpson framed jersey and boxing gloves signed by Muhammad Ali. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Feds: Woman responsible for hundreds of pounds of cocaine dealt on Cleveland’s streets," 12 Dec. 2019 The 2003 romantic comedy about the love lives of assorted Londoners over the holiday season has played a surprisingly large role in the campaign for Thursday’s general election., "LONDON — “Love, Actually” is all around this year in Britain’s pre-Christmas election.," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of assorted

circa 1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of assorted was circa 1797

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20 Jan 2020

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“Assorted.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of assorted

: including several kinds


as·​sort·​ed | \ ə-ˈsȯr-təd How to pronounce assorted (audio) \

Kids Definition of assorted

1 : made up of various kinds assorted chocolates
2 : suited to one another : matching or fitting together They looked at Dorothy and her strangely assorted company with wondering eyes …— L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

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