Simple Definition of variety
: a number or collection of different things or people
: the quality or state of having or including many different things
: a particular kind of person or thing
Full Definition of variety
1 : the quality or state of having different forms or types : multifariousness
2 : a number or collection of different things especially of a particular class : assortment
4 : variety show
Examples of variety
I was surprised by the variety of the choices that were available.
My life needs more variety.
Origin of variety
Middle French or Latin; Middle French varieté, from Latin varietat-, varietas, from varius various
First Known Use: 15th century
VARIETY Defined for Kids
Definition of variety
1 : a collection of different things <This store sells a variety of items.>
2 : the quality or state of having different forms or types <My diet lacks variety.>
3 : something (as a plant or animal) that differs from others of the same general kind or of the group to which it belongs <a variety of tulip>
4 : entertainment made up of performances (as dances and songs) that follow one another and are not related
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