Definitions for variousˈvɛər i əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

var•i•ous*ˈvɛər i əs(adj.)

  1. of different kinds, as two or more things:

    various cheeses for sale.

  2. exhibiting diversity:

    houses of various designs.

  3. different from each other; dissimilar.

  4. several; many:

    stayed at various hotels.

  5. individual; separate:

    We spoke to the various officials.

  6. having many different qualities:

    a woman of various talent.

  7. having a variety of colors.

* Syn: various , diverse , different , distinct describe things that are not identical. various stresses the multiplicity and variety of sorts or instances of a thing or class of things: various kinds of seaweed.diverse suggests an even wider variety or disparity: diverse opinions.different points to a separate identity, or a dissimilarity in quality or character: two different versions of the same story.distinct implies a uniqueness and lack of connection between things that may possibly be alike: plans similar in objective but distinct in method.

Origin of various:

1545–55; < L varius variegated, varied; see -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. assorted, various(adj)

    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"

  2. respective(a), several(a), various(a)(adj)

    considered individually

    "the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed"

  3. diverse, various(adj)

    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"

  4. versatile, various(adj)

    having great diversity or variety

    "his various achievements are impressive"; "his vast and versatile erudition"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. various(adjective)ˈvɛər i əs

    several different

    There are various types of Indian cooking.; various colors of material


  1. various(Adjective)

    having a broad range (of different elements).

    The reasons are various.

  2. Origin: From varieux, from varius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Various(adj)

    different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various names; various occupations; various colors

  2. Various(adj)

    changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable

  3. Various(adj)

    variegated; diversified; not monotonous


  1. Various Production

    Various, or Various Production, is an English dubstep/electronic music duo formed in 2002. The group blends samples, acoustic and electronic instrumentation, and singing from a revolving cast of vocalists. Its members, Adam and Ian, purposefully give very little information about the group or themselves, and tend to do little in the way of self-promotion. Nevertheless, the group began winning critical acclaim with its single releases in 2005 and 2006, with singers Rachel Thomas Davies and Nicola Kearey. Their full-length for XL, The World is Gone, arrived in July 2006. They have released a large number of vinyl EPs and 7" records, as well as digital exclusives for Rough Trade, iTunes, and Boomkat. They have released remixes of a large variety of artists such as Thom Yorke, Adele, Virus Syndicate, Dave Cloud, Cat Power, Emma Pollock and Ian Brown and participated with one track on the Vexille Movie Soundtrack. In 2002, the group started their own record label, called Various Records or Various Production, where they began releasing their own material, usually on 7" or 12" vinyl, or later as mp3 releases.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'various' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #620

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'various' in Written Corpus Frequency: #809

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'various' in Adjectives Frequency: #72

Translations for various

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different; varied

His reasons for leaving were many and various.

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