What does diverse mean?

Definitions for diverse
dɪˈvɜrs, daɪ-, ˈdaɪ vɜrsdi·verse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. divers(a), diverseadjective

    many and different

    "tourist offices of divers nationalities"; "a person of diverse talents"

  2. diverse, variousadjective

    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"


  1. diverseadverb

    In different directions; diversely.

  2. diverseadjective

    consisting of many different elements; various

  3. diverseadjective

    different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate.

  4. Etymology: From diversus, also written divorsus, past participle of divertere, divortere; see divert.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Diverseadjective

    Etymology: diversus, Latin.

    Four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. Dan. vii. 3.

    Eloquence is a great and diverse thing, nor did she yet ever favour any man so much as to be wholly his. Ben Jonson.

    To seize his papers, Curl, was next thy care;
    His papers light, fly diverse tost in air Alexander Pope, Dunciad, b. ii.


  1. diverse

    Diverse refers to the presence of a wide range of different types or elements within a particular group, organization, or society. It signifies the inclusion of various attributes, perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, or ideas, and emphasizes the acknowledgment and appreciation of differences among individuals. A diverse environment encourages equality, supports varied experiences, and promotes inclusivity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diverseadjective

    different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate

  2. Diverseadjective

    capable of various forms; multiform

  3. Diverseadverb

    in different directions; diversely

  4. Diverseverb

    to turn aside

  5. Etymology: [The same word as divers. See Divers.]


  1. Diverse

    Diverse is an American rapper. An underground hip-hop artist, he has received critical acclaim "from knowledgeable heads worldwide".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diverse

    dī′vėrs, or div-ėrs′, adj. different: unlike: multiform: various.—adv. Dī′versely, or Diverse′ly.

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  1. Diverse

    unequal: differing in size or shape: of various kinds.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'diverse' in Adjectives Frequency: #843

Anagrams for diverse »

  1. derives

  2. dervise

  3. deviser

  4. revised

  5. sivered

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diverse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diverse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of diverse in a Sentence

  1. George Meredith:

    But O the truth, the truth. The many eyes That look on it The diverse things they see.

  2. Lacy Clay:

    With the patterns and practice investigation, I would hope that the Ferguson Police Department would be dissolved and the duties and responsibilities of policing Ferguson would be turned over to the St. Louis County police, they are working toward being a more diverse police force, St. Louis County is. And I think they have a little more professionalism, as well as training necessary to police diverse communities.

  3. John W. Gardner:

    Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.

  4. Kamala Harris:

    We are a diverse country, yes, and some people would suggest that in diversity, when there is a diverse population, one can not achieve unity, i reject that notion, because this is my belief : Yes, we are diverse and we have so much more in common than what separates us. And when we emphasize that commonality... we will achieve greater unity. And in particular greater unity than we have right now, when there are so many powerful voices who are trying to sow hate and division among us.

  5. Ron Bonjean:

    With more diversity, comes diverse attention and with diverse attention comes diverse voters, it's not going to change the world, but it's helpful. It's a chip away strategy, every percentage counts. It's not a planned out strategy, but it's one that Republicans should take advantage of.

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. contagious
    • B. aculeate
    • C. indiscernible
    • D. proprietary

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