miscellaneous


mis·cel·la·neous

adjective \ˌmi-sə-ˈlā-nē-əs, -nyəs\

: including many things of different kinds

Full Definition of MISCELLANEOUS

1
:  consisting of diverse things or members :  heterogeneous
2
a :  having various traits
b :  dealing with or interested in diverse subjects <as a writer I was too miscellaneous — George Santayana>
mis·cel·la·neous·ly adverb
mis·cel·la·neous·ness noun

Examples of MISCELLANEOUS

  1. a miscellaneous collection of tools
  2. <the bottom of the drawer was always a miscellaneous accumulation of odds and ends>
  3. The coyotes, in other words, also munched rabbits, woodchucks, meadow mice, deer mice, jumping mice, and freelance miscellaneous booty like frogs and fallen apples and muskrats, … —Edward Hoagland, Harper's, June 2007

Origin of MISCELLANEOUS

Latin miscellaneus, from miscellus mixed
First Known Use: 1637

Rhymes with MISCELLANEOUS

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