2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Various \Va"ri*ous\, adjective [L. varius. Cf. {Vair}.]

1. Different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various names; various occupations; various colors.

So many and so various laws are given. --Milton.

A wit as various, gay, grave, sage, or wild. --Byron.

2. Changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable.

A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. --Dryden.

The names of mixed modes . . . are very various. --Locke.

3. Variegated; diversified; not monotonous.

A happy rural seat of various view. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity; "assorted sizes"; "his disguises are many and various"; "various experiments have failed to disprove the theory"; "cited various reasons for his behavior" [syn: {assorted}, {various}]

2: considered individually; "the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed" [syn: {respective(a)}, {several(a)}, {various(a)}]

3: distinctly dissimilar or unlike; "celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan"; "animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth" [syn: {diverse}, {various}]

4: having great diversity or variety; "his various achievements are impressive"; "his vast and versatile erudition" [syn: {versatile}, {various}]

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