various


1var·i·ous

adjective \ˈver-ē-əs\

—used to refer to several different or many different things, people, etc.

: different from each other

Full Definition of VARIOUS

1
archaic :  variable, inconstant
2
:  varicolored <birds of various plumage>
3
a :  of differing kinds :  multifarious
b :  dissimilar in nature or form :  unlike
4
:  having a number of different aspects or characteristics <a various place>
5
:  of an indefinite number greater than one <stop at various towns>
6
:  individual, separate <rate increases granted in the various states>
var·i·ous·ness noun

Examples of VARIOUS

  1. He has lived in places as various as New York and Beijing.
  2. <for their various and bizarrely shaped plumage, males of the bird of paradise species have few rivals>

Origin of VARIOUS

Middle English, probably from Medieval Latin *variosus, from Latin varius
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with VARIOUS

2various

pronoun, plural in construction

Definition of VARIOUS

:  an indefinite number of separate individuals greater than one <have read various of her essays>

First Known Use of VARIOUS

1877

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