assort

Definitions

  • An assortment of glass bottle seals in the Jamestown collection. Some of the wealthy planters had their initials (or other ornamental device) stamped on the shoulders of the wine bottles which they ordered from England
    An assortment of glass bottle seals in the Jamestown collection. Some of the wealthy planters had their initials (or other ornamental device) stamped on the shoulders of the wine bottles which they ordered from England
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v assort arrange or order by classes or categories "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
    • v assort keep company with; hang out with "He associates with strange people","She affiliates with her colleagues"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An assortment of carpenters’ tools unearthed at Jamestown. Most of them were used over three centuries ago An assortment of carpenters’ tools unearthed at Jamestown. Most of them were used over three centuries ago

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee as a medicine reached its highest and lowest point in the 1600's in England. Wild medical contraptions to administer a mixture of coffee and an assortment of heated butter, honey, and oil, became treatments for the sick. Soon tea replaced coffee as the national beverage.
    • v. i Assort To agree; to be in accordance; to be adapted; to suit; to fall into a class or place.
    • Assort To furnish with, or make up of, various sorts or a variety of goods; as, to assort a cargo.
    • Assort To separate and distribute into classes, as things of a like kind, nature, or quality, or which are suited to a like purpose; to classify; as, to assort goods. Rarely applied to persons "They appear . . . no ways assorted to those with whom they must associate."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During the average human life, you will consume 70 assorted bugs as well as 10 spiders whilst you sleep.
    • assort To separate and distribute into classes, sorts, or kinds; part into lots; arrange; classify: as, to assort goods.
    • assort To furnish with a suitable assortment or variety of goods; make up of articles likely to suit a demand: as, to assort a cargo; “well-assorted warehouses,”
    • assort To make of the same sort; adapt or suit.
    • assort To agree in sort or kind; be accordant or matched: as, the two kinds assort well or ill.
    • assort To associate; consort.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In an average lifetime, a person will eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
    • v.t Assort as-sort′ to separate into classes: to arrange
    • v.i Assort to agree or be in accordance with: to fall into a class with, suit well with:
    • v.i Assort (arch.) to keep company with
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. assortir,; ,L. ad,) + sortir, to cast or draw lots, to obtain by lot, L. sortiri, fr. sors, sortis, lot. See Sort

Usage

In literature:

A box of steel pins of assorted sizes lay on a cleared corner of the counter which Win had approached.
"Winnie Childs" by C. N. Williamson
She was unbeautiful in rusty black; her clothes were the ill-assorted make-shifts of the civilian who escapes from Germany.
"Out To Win" by Coningsby Dawson
Butter has twin calves, assorted sex this time.
"Rose of Old Harpeth" by Maria Thompson Daviess
In such heterogeneous assortments, the most innocent person will lose the effect of his innocency.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The next morning, when she came on duty, she found Sally's bed the repository of a strange assortment of wearing apparel.
"Miss Mink's Soldier and Other Stories" by Alice Hegan Rice
Kate's oddly-assorted brain had not failed to run a-rambling at times after the gallant stranger.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
There are undoubtedly cases of ill-assorted unions, but it does not lie within our province to judge such cases.
"Drake, Nelson and Napoleon" by Walter Runciman
Miss Gwynne patronisingly singles out Rowland Prothero, who, reserved by nature, feels doubly so amongst the ill-assorted elements around him.
"Gladys, the Reaper" by Anne Beale
Poole and the Cumulative are of little use without a fair assortment of the sets therein indexed.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
This bird of brilliant plumage seemed ill assorted with the sober-hued flock.
"What Answer?" by Anna E. Dickinson
I therefore chose another spot of ground farther from the seaside and had an assortment of seeds sown.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
Cutter began tumbling out upon the floor an assortment of clothing, evincing little respect for the Mexican's finery.
"The Bells of San Juan" by Jackson Gregory
The assortment was very curious indeed.
"With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train" by Ernest N. Bennett
It was indeed an ill-assorted and most unlucky alliance; and as might have been foreseen it ended in disaster.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8" by Ambrose Bierce
Means for Assorting Currents.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1" by Kempster Miller
What an assortment of pretentious and ill-made toilettes!
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett
Although there are many grades, the negroes are able to distinguish them at a glance and assort them accordingly.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December, 1885" by Various
Faded flowers, dance-cards and assorted sentimental objects, calculated to bring up tender memories of summer evenings.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
I am not sure that Bagster has had a more difficult time than his predecessors, who have attempted to assort their historical material.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
They come assorted, I suppose.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad" by Edith Van Dyne
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In poetry:

Extraordinary geraniums
crowded the front windows,
the floors glittered with
assorted linoleums.
"A Summer’s Dream" by Elizabeth Bishop
"Where now the blending signs of sect
Would puzzle their assorter,
The dry-shod Quaker kept the land,
The Baptist held the water.
"A Spiritual Manifestation" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He thinks he's won his Josephine,
But though the sky is now serene,
A frowning thunderbolt above
May end their ill-assorted love
Which now is all ablaze.
"HMS Pinafore: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Instead, he just did his thing brilliantly and seamlessly, playing "Cluthu Sleeps," "The Veldt ," "Aural Psynapse" "Strobe" and more, against an assortment of visuals that ranged from a tentacle-faced monster to lions to geometric shapes.
The couple's wide assortment of woodworking includes bowls, benches, lounge rockers, corn hole games, yard art and other interesting knick knacks — including an explosive outhouse.
An assortment of picture books provide young readers with a vivid, lively introduction to eco-awareness.
A tenuous cease-fire appeared to be taking hold along the battlefronts in Yugoslavia this evening after a day of flare-ups between units of the Yugoslav National Army and an assortment of Croatian forces.
This model sports an assortment of medal replicas from Butler & Wilson, a London accessories boutique.
An assortment of cars, trucks and motorcycles was on display Saturday at the 47th annual Duryea Day car show at Boyertown Community Park.
STARTERS BUFFET chilled seafood fresh fruit yogurt and granola parfaits seasonal market salads gourmet soup artisan cheeses assorted charcuterie.
An amazing assortment of images came in from our readers as part of "A Day in Gay America".
You'll receive almonds with an assortment of flavors: Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond , Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond , Milk Chocolate Orange Almond , Milk Chocolate Apple Almond and Milk Chocolate Lemon.
An amazing assortment of images came in from our readers as part of "A Day in Gay America ".
The first week of Chautauqua Institution's season features a wide assortment of performances for visitors.
Lewis and Lee Lawrence, and assorted opinionated Ann Arborites.
We are a company that offers a great assortment of kitchen appliances , furniture, and electronics.
Hellertown bakery devoted to gourmet cupcakes and handheld treats, continues to sell its award-winning goodies, though under an expansive new umbrella — The Artisan 's Kitchen Project — which brings a wide assortment of tastes to the table.
We'll be auctioning off a fabulous assortment of goods and services from many area merchants.
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In science:

Newman, ”Assortative mixing in networks”, Phys.
Subgraphs in random networks
The versatility of random matrix theories allows for a parameter–free description of an assortment of systems, ranging in size from nuclei to mesoscopic conductors.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
Newman, Assortative mixing in networks, Phys.
On the uniform generation of random graphs with prescribed degree sequences
Although this language has become standard in the ergodic theory, it may be less known to probabilists, which is why we preferred to expand on this rather than to restrict ourselves just to an assortment of references.
Boundaries and harmonic functions for random walks with random transition probabilities
Although this language has become standard in the ergodic theory, it may be less known to probabilists, which is why we preferred to expand on this rather than to restrict ourselves just to an assortment of references.
Boundaries and harmonic functions for random walks with random transition probabilities
In fact, new neighbors cannot be selected uniformly at random from the stub list, as clustering implies a certain amount of degree assortativity among the nodes in the network.
Random Networks with Tunable Degree Distribution and Clustering
It is somewhat surprising to observe the phase transition being shifted forwards as our algorithm features the introduction of degree assortativity into the network.
Random Networks with Tunable Degree Distribution and Clustering
During the execution of the algorithm, it occasionally happens that a node cannot find a suitable neighbor due to the absence of a node left in the network which has the correct degree and free stubs to satisfy the degree assortativity requirements.
Random Networks with Tunable Degree Distribution and Clustering
The optimal tw increases with the degree of assortativity in the network.
Intermittent exploration on a scale-free network
This phenomenon is clearer in the assortative networks.
Intermittent exploration on a scale-free network
This phenomenon is more prominent in the assortative networks.
Intermittent exploration on a scale-free network
In Fig. 2 we also see that the optimal tw is greater for the assortative networks.
Intermittent exploration on a scale-free network
In this limit the estimated γ is much larger in the assortative networks.
Intermittent exploration on a scale-free network
The optimal tw increases with the degree of assortativity in the network.
Intermittent exploration on a scale-free network
In this paper we survey the computational time complexity of assorted simple stochastic game problems, and we give an overview of the best known algorithms associated with each problem.
The Complexity of Simple Stochastic Games
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