as·​sort·​ed | \-ˈsȯr-təd \

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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a box of assorted cheeses a box of assorted chocolates

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La Morada, a bright outpost for the cooking of Oaxaca, Mexico, will inaugurate a brunch that surveys assorted moles from the region and beyond. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "A Brunch Where the Mole Flows," 15 Jan. 2018 The trouble comes with the new tower’s north and south walls, which reprise the generic gigantism of new skyscrapers that have been popping up like dandelions in China and assorted Persian Gulf city-states. Blair Kamin,, "Tribune Tower plans would energize an old landmark, but don't yet create a new one," 18 Apr. 2018 The Tony Award winner posted a few pics from the two-day conference, which brings Latino leaders, activists, and rising stars to campus to convene with Harvard Latino students and assorted others. Mark Shanahan,, "At Harvard, Lin-Manuel Miranda meets with Latino activists," 30 Mar. 2018 Mr Trump’s extraordinary interview with the Sun was published late on July 12th, as the president was half-way through a banquet with Theresa May and assorted dignitaries at Blenheim Palace. The Economist, "Donald Trump lays into Britain’s Brexit plan," 13 July 2018 Manafort is scheduled for trial on July 25 on assorted charges arising from his Ukrainian political work. Andrew O'reilly, Fox News, "Manafort mugshot revealed after he's moved to new jail," 13 July 2018 Greene threw in front of pitching coach Rick Anderson, head trainer Doug Teter and assorted teammates during the Rays series. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Shane Greene to be activated after aneurysm scare," 11 July 2018 Fun Zone - Located by the social tent at the Lebanon Sports Complex, the fun zone will have the speed tent/radar gun for throwing, foosball, spikeball and other assorted games. Madeline Mitchell,, "An ultimate guide to the World Ultimate Club Championships held in Warren County," 6 July 2018 That collective authorship is in some ways a deeply wonderful thing, a reminder of how powerful people’s impulses can be, despite the assorted awfulnesses on offer on the internet, to enforce human connection. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "#PlaneBae and the Slow Death of Whimsy," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of assorted

circa 1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of assorted

: including several kinds


as·​sort·​ed | \ə-ˈsȯr-təd \

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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