variously

adverb var·i·ous·ly \ ˈver-ē-əs-lē \
Updated on: 8 Apr 2018

Definition of variously

1 : in various ways : at various times
  • was variously occupied teaching, farming, and clerking
2 : by various designations
  • known variously as principal, headmaster, and rector

Examples of variously in a Sentence

  1. He has been variously described as a hero and a villain.

  2. The term is spelled variously in different places.

  3. The concept of freedom has been variously understood by different people.

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First Known Use of variously

1627


VARIOUSLY Defined for English Language Learners

variously

Definition of variously for English Language Learners

  • : in several or many different ways : in various ways


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