Definition of assortment in English:



  • A miscellaneous collection of things or people.

    ‘the room was filled with an assortment of clothes’
    • ‘Mr Davenport has lived on the farm, which has an assortment of hens, sheep and geese, for 40 years.’
    • ‘There was an assortment of free drinks on offer and a couple of plates of biscuits.’
    • ‘Noted for our ever popular cheese curds and huge ice-cream cones, we also have one of the finest assortments of home-made cheeses anywhere in the country.’
    • ‘It was huge and full of a wide assortment of cars from all ages.’
    • ‘He has drawn on a wide assortment of evidence and gives us, in the end, a wider picture than perhaps he set out to give.’
    • ‘In the tearoom at work there's an assortment of women's magazines lying around.’
    • ‘It is filled with an assortment of junk including hundreds of nuts and bolts and years' worth of empty wine bottles.’
    • ‘There will also be the usual assortment of raffle and tombola prizes.’
    • ‘For dessert, an assortment of tempting baked goods is on display at the counter.’
    • ‘At the top you could buy an assortment of foods and drinks, all which had been carried up on someone's back.’
    • ‘All in all I have acquired information about an unusual assortment of subjects.’
    • ‘The bartender serves beer on a glass-topped counter displaying a wide assortment of ammunition.’
    • ‘The collections of college and university art museums are sometimes motley assortments of works of art donated by alumni to their alma mater - uneven collections with glaring gaps.’
    • ‘At the backpackers' bar you could find the usual assortment of international drinkers.’
    • ‘There are many, many large-flowering varieties available in a wide assortment of colors.’
    • ‘No sooner have you sat down than an assortment of dishes is laid before you.’
    • ‘This important passage contains at least one blatant lie and a wide assortment of half truths.’
    • ‘There was a wide assortment of delightful buns and cakes, and a great range of healthy fruit juices.’
    • ‘There was a great response, with a great assortment of entries ranging from the very funny to the very cute!’
    • ‘Browsers can choose from a wide assortment of goodies, home-made and otherwise.’
    mixture, variety, array, mixed bag, mix, miscellany, random selection, motley collection, selection, medley, melange, diversity, mishmash, hotchpotch, hodgepodge, ragbag, pot-pourri, jumble, mess, confusion, conglomeration, farrago, patchwork, hash
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