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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 Plato is by far the most influential of those sources, but other contemporary reports have survived, an ill-assorted lot, frequently in conflict, that usually reveal more about the reporter than the subject. Jamie James, WSJ, "‘Socrates in Love’ Review: A Vigorous, Brilliant Young Man," 17 May 2019 Enjoy a fresh bagel along with assorted cream cheese, orange juice & coffee., "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 30 Aug. 2019 The menu includes lomo saltado, arroz chaufa, beef heart anticucho and assorted ceviches and tiraditos. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "David Chang’s Fuku fried chicken is (almost) here, L.A.," 16 Sep. 2019 Conference finals and assorted playoff rounds get jumbled as the years go by, and even the best round one series pales in comparison to the grand stage of the Finals. Michael Shapiro,, "Ranking the Best NBA Finals of the Past Decade," 16 Sep. 2019 The gentle tang of onion and other assorted aromatics. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appétit, "Who Needs Fancy Pasta When You Have D.I.Y. Hamburger Helper?," 16 Sep. 2019 Over 31 years, Claremont churned out another 221 issues, plus dozens of assorted spin-offs, graphic novels, and limited series. Oliver Staley, Quartz, "Storm is comics’ overlooked groundbreaking superhero," 11 Sep. 2019 Four dozen or so can generally feed a 25-man roster, plus coaches and assorted personnel. Stephanie Apstein,, "Rise and Shine: MLB Players Reveal the Ritual of Day Game Doughnuts," 12 Sep. 2019 The two-door Defender 90 and four-door Defender 110 will each be available with assorted trim levels and accessory packs to suit various adventures. Wired, "The Land Rover Defender Is Back—With a Softer, Smarter Look," 12 Sep. 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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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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