What does variety mean?

Definitions for variety
vəˈraɪ ɪ tiva·ri·ety

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany, miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord, potpourri, motleynoun

    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"

  2. diverseness, diversity, multifariousness, varietynoun

    noticeable heterogeneity

    "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"

  3. varietynoun

    (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"

  4. variety show, varietynoun

    a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances

  5. kind, sort, form, varietynoun

    a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

    "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"

  6. variety, changenoun

    a difference that is usually pleasant

    "he goes to France for variety"; "it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"

Wiktionary

  1. varietynoun

    A specific variation of something

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

  2. varietynoun

    A state of constant change

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

  3. varietynoun

    A rank in a taxonomic classification, below species and subspecies.

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

  4. varietynoun

    The total number of distinct states of a system.

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

  5. varietynoun

    Logarithm of the base 2 of the total number of distinct states of a system.

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

  6. varietynoun

    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.

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

  7. varietynoun

    The class of all algebraic structures of a given signature satisfying a given set of identities.

    Etymology: From varieté, from varietas, from varius; see various.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Varietynoun

    the quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness

  2. Varietynoun

    that which is various

  3. Varietynoun

    a number or collection of different things; a varied assortment; as, a variety of cottons and silks

  4. Varietynoun

    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

  5. Varietynoun

    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

  6. Varietynoun

    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

Freebase

  1. Variety

    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

  1. Variety

    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. varietasvarius, various.]

Editors Contribution

  1. variety

    A number or amount.

    They had a variety of apples just with many colors.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  
  2. variety

    Equal qualities with beautiful features.

    They both have a variety of work focused on the their passion and purpose.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 12, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Variety

    any departure from the normal type of a species which, while retaining the specific characters, is yet recognizably different because of climatic, seasonal or other influences; may occur with the type form or as a geographical race.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'variety' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1141

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'variety' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2463

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'variety' in Nouns Frequency: #434

How to pronounce variety?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of variety in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of variety in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of variety in a Sentence

  1. Julie Fisher:

    We've been very closely looking at exactly which authorities we can apply to a variety of individuals.

  2. Rick Astley:

    I enjoy a beer with friends and I'm hoping to sell my own brand soon, i've been working with the Mikkeller brewery in Copenhagen, which was founded ten years ago by a teacher who made his own beer at home. Mikkeller beer is quite experimental and they've been sending me various bottles to sample. The singer explained that the brewery has a variety with ales with some being.

  3. Alexander Hamilton:

    When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same.

  4. Phin Ziebell:

    A true gluten-free barley variety is a true game changer, there is going to be a massive market for the product.

  5. Photographer Vincent Laforet:

    That contributes to this incredible variety of colors you are seeing in these pictures, there are some very deep blues versus very deep yellows.

Images & Illustrations of variety

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