assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motley(noun)
a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
"a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
diverseness, diversity, multifariousness, variety(noun)
"a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"
(biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics
"varieties are frequently recognized in botany"
variety show, variety(noun)
a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
kind, sort, form, variety(noun)
a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
"sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
a difference that is usually pleasant
"he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
A specific variation of something
A state of constant change
A rank in a taxonomic classification, below species and subspecies.
The total number of distinct states of a system.
Logarithm of the base 2 of the total number of distinct states of a system.
a term used for a specific form of a language, neutral to whether that form is a dialect, accent, register, etc. and to its prestige level.
The class of all algebraic structures of a given signature satisfying a given set of identities.
Origin: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.
the quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness
that which is various
a number or collection of different things; a varied assortment; as, a variety of cottons and silks
something varying or differing from others of the same general kind; one of a number of things that are akin; a sort; as, varieties of wood, land, rocks, etc
an individual, or group of individuals, of a species differing from the rest in some one or more of the characteristics typical of the species, and capable either of perpetuating itself for a period, or of being perpetuated by artificial means; hence, a subdivision, or peculiar form, of a species
in inorganic nature, one of those forms in which a species may occur, which differ in minor characteristics of structure, color, purity of composition, etc
Variety is a weekly American entertainment-trade magazine owned by Penske Media Corporation. It was founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly; in 1933 it added Daily Variety, based in Los Angeles, to cover the motion-picture industry; in 1998 it brought out Daily Variety Gotham, based in New York. Variety.com is a paid site of news, reviews, archives, box office results, credits database, production charts and calendar, with content dating back to 1914. The last daily printed edition was put out on March 19, 2013.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
va-rī′e-ti, n. the quality of bring various: difference: many-sidedness, versatility: a collection of different things: one of a number of things nearly allied to each other: one or more individuals of a species, which, owing to accidental causes, differ from the normal form in minor points:—pl. Varī′eties.—adj. Vārī′etal (biol.), having the character of a zoological or botanical variety.—adv. Varī′etally.—ns. Varī′ety-show, a mixed entertainment comprising dances, songs, negro-minstrelsy, farces, short sketches, &c.; Varī′ety-thē′atre, a theatre devoted to variety-shows.—adj. Vā′riform, varied in form.—v.t. Vā′rify, to variegate. [L. varietas—varius, various.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'variety' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1141
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'variety' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2463
Rank popularity for the word 'variety' in Nouns Frequency: #434
The numerical value of variety in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of variety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.
We're considering a variety of options, But make no mistake. When the newly elected representatives of the people take their seats, they will act.
Age cannot wither her, nor custom staleHer infinite variety other women cloyThe appetites they feed, but she makes hungryWhere most she satisfies.
My father used the same variety of seeds all his life - I don't, i keep an eye on the water levels in tanks (small reservoirs) before deciding which variety to use for a particular season.
The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.
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- varietatCatalan, Valencian
- varieta, odrůdaCzech
- Vielfältigkeit, SorteGerman
- laji, muutostila, muoto, muunnos, muutos, kielimuoto, tyyppiFinnish
- caochladhScottish Gaelic
- rodzaj, odmianaPolish
- variedade, variaçãoPortuguese
- fel, varietate, sortiment, sortRomanian
- разновидность, сорт, разнообразие, видRussian
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