Assorting
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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