various (adj.)

early 15c., "characterized by variety," from Latin varius "changing, different, diverse" (see vary). Meaning "different from one another, having a diversity of features" is recorded from 1630s. Related: Variously.

updated on December 07, 2020

Definitions of various from WordNet

various (adj.)
considered individually;
the various reports all agreed
Synonyms: respective / several
various (adj.)
of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity;
his disguises are many and various
various experiments have failed to disprove the theory
cited various reasons for his behavior
Synonyms: assorted
various (adj.)
distinctly dissimilar or unlike;
animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth
Synonyms: diverse
various (adj.)
having great diversity or variety;
his various achievements are impressive
Synonyms: versatile
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