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"
respective(a), several(a), various(a)(adj)
"the respective club members"; "specialists in their several fields"; "the various reports all agreed"
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"
having great diversity or variety
"his various achievements are impressive"; "his vast and versatile erudition"
having a broad range (of different elements).
The reasons are various.
Origin: From varieux, from varius
different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various names; various occupations; various colors
changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable
variegated; diversified; not monotonous
Origin: [L. varius. Cf. Vair.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vā′ri-us, adj. varied, different: several: unlike each other: changeable: uncertain: variegated.—adv. Vā′riously.—n. Vā′riousness. [L. varius.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'various' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #620
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'various' in Written Corpus Frequency: #809
Rank popularity for the word 'various' in Adjectives Frequency: #72
The numerical value of various in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of various in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We hope the contacts to be held in a foreseeable future at various levels and in various formats will help move ahead in this direction.
The gods, likening themselves to all kinds of strangers, go in various disguises from city to city, observing the wrongdoing and the righteousness of men.
Time extracts various values from a painter's work. When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten, and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
The first necessity here is for various factions to strike a political deal between various factions so that there can be a government, a parliament and central bank - and only one, if possible, at each level.
We have our whole population defending the country in various ways and in various capacities, the whole of Eritrea's four million people have always been mobilized, as a small nation, as a young nation, fighting against 90 million Ethiopians.
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- شتى, متنوع, مختلفArabic
- varisCatalan, Valencian
- moninainen, eri, vaihteleva, erilainenFinnish
- éagsúil, ilchineálach, ilghnéitheachIrish
- különböző, sokféle, különféleHungarian
- 여러 가지의Korean
- verscheiden, divers, uiteenlopendDutch
- различный, разныйRussian
- raznoliki, razniSerbo-Croatian
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