Definition of various
1 : of an indefinite number greater than one stop at various towns
4 : varicolored birds of various plumage
5 : having a number of different aspects or characteristics a various place
Examples of various in a Sentence
He has lived in places as various as New York and Beijing.
for their various and bizarrely shaped plumage, males of the bird of paradise species have few rivals
Recent Examples of various from the Web
Various groups have come out in support or against his study.
The Broadway revival version is performed at various times at the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave.
The children rode their bikes, which were covered with red, white and blue decorations, through various obstacle courses in the elementary school parking lot.
The projects will take place on various Saturdays throughout the summer.
But even without a regular flow, the menstrual gods have cursed me with a battery of unpleasant symptoms: everything from rollercoaster mood swings to random cramps and unpredictable energy-level fluctuations at various times of the month.
Garmin and Cerner score high on various surveys as among the best places to work.
The other 11 employees maintain equipment or retool the plant for various wire gauges.
Other elements include passes to various entertainment events in Iceland, some of which will feature actual Icelandair employees who have undergone theatrical training over the last few months.
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Synonym Discussion of various
Definition of various
: an indefinite number of separate individuals greater than one have read various of her essays
First Known Use of various
VARIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of various for English Language Learners
—used to refer to several different or many different things, people, etc.
: different from each other
VARIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of various for Students
1 : of different kinds On the walls, repeated in various colors, hung several portraits of Queen Victoria … — Mary Norton, The Borrowers
2 : different one from another : unlike The projects are in various stages of completion.
3 : made up of an indefinite number greater than one Various church groups called meetings. — Richard Peck, A Year Down Yonder
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