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Meaning of various by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle French varieux, from Latin varius ( “manifold, diverse, various, party-colored, variegated, also changing, changeable, fickle, etc.” )


    • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈvɛəɹiəs/
    • ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈvɛɹiəs/
    • Rhymes: -ɛəriəs



    1. more than one indeterminate thing
      Various books have been taken .
      There are various ways to fix the problem .
      You have broken various of the rules .


    various ( not comparable )

    1. having a broad range ( of different elements ) .
      The reasons are various .


    External links

    • various in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • various in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911


    • saviour, Saviour

Explanation of various by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. considered individually

    2. the various reports all agreed
    3. of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity

    4. his disguises are many and various
      various experiments have failed to disprove the theory
      cited various reasons for his behavior
    5. distinctly dissimilar or unlike

    6. animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth
    7. having great diversity or variety

    8. his various achievements are impressive

    Definition of various by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Various a. [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.