Definition of assortment in English:



  • A miscellaneous collection of things or people.

    ‘the room was filled with an assortment of clothes’
    • ‘It is filled with an assortment of junk including hundreds of nuts and bolts and years' worth of empty wine bottles.’
    • ‘There are many, many large-flowering varieties available in a wide assortment of colors.’
    • ‘There will also be the usual assortment of raffle and tombola prizes.’
    • ‘At the backpackers' bar you could find the usual assortment of international drinkers.’
    • ‘For dessert, an assortment of tempting baked goods is on display at the counter.’
    • ‘There was a great response, with a great assortment of entries ranging from the very funny to the very cute!’
    • ‘There was an assortment of free drinks on offer and a couple of plates of biscuits.’
    • ‘It was huge and full of a wide assortment of cars from all ages.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the tearoom at work there's an assortment of women's magazines lying around.’
    • ‘This important passage contains at least one blatant lie and a wide assortment of half truths.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The bartender serves beer on a glass-topped counter displaying a wide assortment of ammunition.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘No sooner have you sat down than an assortment of dishes is laid before you.’
    • ‘All in all I have acquired information about an unusual assortment of subjects.’
    • ‘Browsers can choose from a wide assortment of goodies, home-made and otherwise.’
    • ‘Mr Davenport has lived on the farm, which has an assortment of hens, sheep and geese, for 40 years.’
    • ‘There was a wide assortment of delightful buns and cakes, and a great range of healthy fruit juices.’
    • ‘At the top you could buy an assortment of foods and drinks, all which had been carried up on someone's back.’
    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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