Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "assortment": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things;
- Example: "a great assortment of cars was on display"
- Example: "he had a variety of disorders"
- Example: "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
[syn: assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motley]

2. the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type;
[syn: categorization, categorisation, classification, compartmentalization, compartmentalisation, assortment]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Assortment \As*sort"ment\ (-ment), n. [Cf. F. assortiment.] 1. Act of assorting, or distributing into sorts, kinds, or classes. [1913 Webster] 2. A collection or quantity of things distributed into kinds or sorts; a number of things assorted. [1913 Webster] 3. A collection containing a variety of sorts or kinds adapted to various wants, demands, or purposes; as, an assortment of goods. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

assortment n 1: a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions" [syn: assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motley] 2: the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type [syn: categorization, categorisation, classification, compartmentalization, compartmentalisation, assortment]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "assortment": agglomeration, all sorts, allay, alleviate, appease, array, assemblage, assuage, batch, broad spectrum, calm, categorization, category, class, classification, collectanea, collection, conciliate, conglomerate, conglomeration, culling, ease, farrago, gallimaufry, gradation, group, grouping, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpot, hotchpotch, jumble, lighten, lot, magpie, mash, medley, melange, mess, mingle-mangle, miscellanea, miscellany, mishmash, mitigate, mix, mixed bag, mixture, mollify, oddments, odds and ends, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, pasticcio, pastiche, patchwork, placate, placement, potpourri, propitiate, ranking, relax, salad, salmagundi, sauce, scramble, screening, selection, set, sifting, slack, slacken, soothe, sorting, sorting out, stew, subordination, sundries, sweeten, taxonomy, triage, variety, what you will