Assort
Assort As*sort", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assorted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assorting}.] [F. assortir; ? (L. ad) + sortir to cast or draw lots, to obtain by lot, L. sortiri, fr. sors, sortis, lot. See {Sort}.] 1. 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.

Note: [Rarely applied to persons.] [1913 Webster]

They appear . . . no ways assorted to those with whom they must associate. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. To furnish with, or make up of, various sorts or a variety of goods; as, to assort a cargo. [1913 Webster]


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  • assort — (v.) late 15c., to distribute into groups, from M.Fr. assortir (15c.), from O.Fr. assorter to assort, match, from a to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + sorte kind (see SORT (Cf. sort)). Related: ASSORTED (Cf. Assorted); …   Etymology dictionary

  • Assort — As*sort , v. i. To agree; to be in accordance; to be adapted; to suit; to fall into a class or place. Mitford. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assort — index allocate, apportion, classify, codify, distribute, fix (arrange), organize (arrange) …   Law dictionary

  • assort — [ə sôrt′] vt. [OFr assorter < a (L ad ), to + sorte, SORT] to sort or classify vi. to be of the same sort; match (with) assortative [ə sôrt′ə tiv] adj. assorter n …   English World dictionary

  • assort — m2]assort, sort, classify, pigeonhole mean to arrange in systematic order or according to some definite method of arrangement or distribution. Assort (see also assorted under MISCELLANEOUS) implies division into groups of like things or of things …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • assort — v. 1 tr. (usu. foll. by with) classify or arrange in groups. 2 intr. suit; fit into; harmonize with (usu. assort ill or well with). Etymology: OF assorter f. agrave to + sorte SORT …   Useful english dictionary

  • assort — verb Etymology: Middle French assortir, from a (from Latin ad ) + sorte sort Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to distribute into groups of a like kind ; classify 2. to supply with an assortment (as of goods) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assort — assortative, assortive, adj. assortatively, adv. assorter, n. /euh sawrt /, v.t. 1. to distribute, place, or arrange according to kind or class; classify; sort. 2. to furnish with a suitable assortment or variety of goods; make up of articles… …   Universalium

  • assort — verb a) To sort or arrange according to characteristic or class. b) To be of a kind with …   Wiktionary

  • assort — Synonyms and related words: alphabetize, analyze, arrange, bolt, break down, catalog, categorize, class, classify, codify, collate, digest, distribute, divide, file, gradate, grade, group, index, list, methodize, order, pigeonhole, place, range,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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