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

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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Fighting drove out businesses and left a chaotic landscape that favored nimble entrepreneurs who could stay on the good side of the regime and assorted rebel groups. Sune Engel Rasmussen, WSJ, "Out of Syria’s Chaos, a Tycoon Builds a Fortune," 12 Aug. 2018 More than 1,300 semi-tractors, more than 4,000 trailers and assorted freight-handling equipment are headed for the bankruptcy auction block, NEMF lawyers said in filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newark, N.J. Peg Brickley, WSJ, "Freight Carrier NEMF Fighting Banks on Bankruptcy Auction," 20 Mar. 2019 The service's authenticity has been questioned many times over the years by customers who have spotted discrepancies and other assorted Truthers. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Domino's Pizza-Spotting App Is a Window Into a Future of Justified Paranoia," 20 Feb. 2019 The organic quality of the craft paper lends a soft texture to the room, whose full bookshelves and assorted armchairs already ooze coziness. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Have an Ingenious Alternative to Wallpaper," 19 Feb. 2019 His six groomsmen donned navy suits, with pops of color coming from assorted vintage scarves used as pocket squares, matching tie clips, and socks. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ellen Bennett & Casey Caplowe's Wedding Was Outside-The-Box in Every Way," 14 Feb. 2019 After a few speeches and a ribbon cutting, each took turns going up to the mobile market with a grocery bag to choose from assorted foods. Ben Brazil,, "Park-It Market will provide free food to low-income seniors throughout Orange County," 10 May 2018 Decor: Great vibe, with ornamental grass behind a row of seats, open ceiling design, and rows and rows of jars with assorted foods and flavors on display. Marc Bona,, "Urban Farmer: Northeast Ohio's best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 3 Mar. 2018 Gore Vidal famously remarked that for Truman Capote (and assorted others), dying was a good career move. David Margolick, WSJ, "‘Unbeaten’ Review: Forty-Nine Wins and No Losses," 19 July 2018

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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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