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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Examples of assorted in a Sentence

a box of assorted cheeses a box of assorted chocolates

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With due to respect to a hot Reds team, the Cubs losing four straight games at Great American Ball Park felt a little fluky; two grand slams, two home runs by pitchers, assorted injuries to Kris Bryant and the bullpen. David Haugh,, "Cubs' rough weekend in Cincinnati should be viewed as a blip, not a red flag," 25 June 2018 But what food and prices: hummus and assorted salads, kebabs, moussaka, and the like, plus Abali yogurt soda and Burg apple nonalcoholic beer to wash it down. Michael Klein,, "Let's Eat: The January restaurant shakeup," 24 Jan. 2018 With floured 2- to 3-inch assorted cookie cutters, cut dough into as many cookies as possible, wrap and refrigerate trimmings. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make the Most Delicious Christmas Butter Cookies," 20 Dec. 2018 Farmer and The Seahorse will serve a family-friendly Easter brunch buffet with offerings such as creamed scrambled eggs, a carving station, salad bar, assorted pastries and build-your-own omelet, waffle and bagel stations. Carolina Gusman,, "76 local restaurants will be hoppin' with breakfast, lunch and dinner specials on Easter Sunday," 27 Mar. 2018 Serve with assorted crackers or sliced French bread. Nina Mandell, For The Win, "11 ridiculously easy and delicious last-minute Super Bowl recipes," 2 Feb. 2018 She was also horrified by the accompaniments, which appear to be assorted crackers. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "The Caviar Presentation at Mar-a-Lago’s Restaurant Left One Guest ‘Traumatized’," 21 Jan. 2018 These are words that might resonate with any well-meaning stepparent, words that point to the sometimes fraught complexity of belonging to a family that isn't so much blended as composed, assorted, irregular. Rebecca Mead, Town & Country, "More to Love," 13 Jan. 2014 Serve in a bowl with assorted crackers and breads or shape tablespoonfuls of the cheese into balls. Country Living, "Spiced Yogurt Cheese Balls," 26 Dec. 2010

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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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