from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To separate into groups according to kind; classify.
- transitive v. To supply with (an appropriate variety or assortment, as of goods).
- intransitive v. To agree in kind; fall into the same class.
- intransitive v. To associate with others; keep company.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To sort or arrange according to characteristic or class.
- v. To be of a kind with.
- v. To be associated with; to consort with.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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. [Rarely applied to persons.]
- transitive v. To furnish with, or make up of, various sorts or a variety of goods.
- intransitive v. To agree; to be in accordance; to be adapted; to suit; to fall into a class or place.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To separate and distribute into classes, sorts, or kinds; part into lots; arrange; classify: as, to assort goods.
- 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,”
- To make of the same sort; adapt or suit.
- To agree in sort or kind; be accordant or matched: as, the two kinds assort well or ill.
- To associate; consort.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. keep company with; hang out with
- v. arrange or order by classes or categories
Middle English assorte, from Old French assorter : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + sorte, kind (from Latin sors, sort-, chance, lot; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle French assortir (Wiktionary)