What does miscellaneous mean?

Definitions for miscellaneous
ˌmɪs əˈleɪ ni əsmis·cel·la·neous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, sundry(a)(adj)

    consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

    "an arrangement of assorted spring flowers"; "assorted sizes"; "miscellaneous accessories"; "a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music"; "a motley crew"; "sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards

  2. many-sided, multifaceted, miscellaneous, multifarious(adj)

    having many aspects

    "a many-sided subject"; "a multifaceted undertaking"; "multifarious interests"; "the multifarious noise of a great city"; "a miscellaneous crowd"


  1. miscellaneous(Adjective)

    Consisting of a variety of ingredients or parts.

  2. miscellaneous(Adjective)

    Having diverse characteristics, abilities or appearances.

  3. Origin: From miscellaneus, from miscellus, from misceo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miscellaneous(adj)

    mixed; mingled; consisting of several things; of diverse sorts; promiscuous; heterogeneous; as, a miscellaneous collection

  2. Origin: [L. miscellaneus mixed, miscellaneous, fr. miscellus mixed, fr. miscere to mix. See Mix, and cf. Miscellany.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Miscellaneous

    mis-sel-lān′i-us, adj. mixed or mingled: consisting of several kinds.—adj. Miscellanā′rian.—n. a writer of miscellanies.—adv. Miscellan′eously.—ns. Miscellan′eousness; Mis′cellānist, a writer of miscellanies; Mis′cellany, a mixture of various kinds: a collection of writings on different subjects—also n.pl. Miscellā′nea. [L. miscellaneusmiscēre, to mix.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. miscellaneous

    An item or charge in the estimates of the British army, so distinguished as miscellaneous services; the same as our contingent expenditures.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of miscellaneous in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of miscellaneous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of miscellaneous in a Sentence

  1. Farnsworth Crowder:

    In the South of California has gathered the larges and most miscellaneous assortment of Messiahs, Sorcerers, Saints and Seers known to the history of aberrations.

  2. George Santayana:

    A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.

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