assortment assortment  /ə ˈsɔrt mənt/


  1. (n) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
  2. (n) the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type


  1. When Andrew's wife Hayley Wolff Kissel filed for divorce in February 2005, she found herself among an assortment of creditors vying for the couple's assets.
  2. But it's also a shrill rant that blames free markets for a wide assortment of Japan'sand the world'swoes.
  3. Teddy's sisters, Eunice Shriver and Jean Kennedy Smith, showed up too, along with an assortment of their children and grandchildren.


  1. State fossil: Thomas Jefferson played role in discovery of bones

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Deep in a limestone cave under the Second Creek Valley of Monroe County, a work crew digging and processing saltpeter for use as a gunpowder component came across an assortment of large fossilized bones. Being a pragmatic bunch, the...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

  2. Nike Factory Store Reopens with Expanded Offerings for Kids

    Nike Factory Store at Grove City Premium Outlets will remodel and reopen on June 28 with expanded space to accommodate a larger assortment of offerings for kids. Nike will close its Kids Factory Store at the same shopping center on May 28 and relocate kids’ products to the Nike Factory Store. Shoppers will begin to find this new product available in the following weeks, with the full selection ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  3. Owls Head museum to celebrate hot rods, muscle cars

    The show will feature an assortment of vehicles with the style and color of the 1950s, the raw power of the 1970s and custom creations.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald


  1. "I'm too old for the parts I did 35 years ago," Carradine said. "But instead, what I get now with this nice little pile of quality movies that are all waiting to be released, is this assortment of really tough old men."
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: David Carradine Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "This is theft on a grand scale, targeting an assortment of institutions throughout the region that placed their trust in Mr. Murray," Corbett said. "These insurance policies were supposed to help protect clients against possible losses, but...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Tom Corbett Source:

  3. "That's as good as anybody has pitched against us this year," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa told his team's official site of Haren's performance. "I mean his location was outstanding. Good stuff, good assortment."
    on Jul 19, 2009 By: Tony La Russa Source:

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