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Definitions for various
ˈvɛər i əsvar·i·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assorted, variousadjective

    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)adjective

    considered individually

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

  3. 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"

  4. versatile, variousadjective

    having great diversity or variety

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

Wiktionary

  1. variousadjective

    having a broad range (of different elements).

    The reasons are various.

    Etymology: From varieux, from varius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Variousadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. varius. Cf. Vair.]

  2. Variousadjective

    changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable

    Etymology: [L. varius. Cf. Vair.]

  3. Variousadjective

    variegated; diversified; not monotonous

    Etymology: [L. varius. Cf. Vair.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Various

    vā′ri-us, adj. varied, different: several: unlike each other: changeable: uncertain: variegated.—adv. Vā′riously.—n. Vā′riousness. [L. varius.]

Editors Contribution

  1. various

    A variety.

    The newsagent had a variety of magazines to sell.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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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

Anagrams for various »

  1. saviour, Saviour

  2. Saviour

How to pronounce various?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of various in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of various in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of various in a Sentence

  1. Kim Hyun-wook:

    The Hanoi summit damaged the North's long-held principle that its leader never makes an error, so they have to shift the blame, this may not mean an immediate shift in their U.S. strategy, but the diplomats will likely take the initiative to contain the fallout from Hanoi and promote diplomacy with various countries.

  2. Donald Trump:

    More than anything else would be various newspapers including your own [the New York Times], you know you get a very big array of things from reading the media, from seeing the media, the papers….

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I had worked at the University of St. Andrews, over 25 years ago during 1985-88, as an academic staff and a research fellow at the Department of Chemistry. Those were the most wonderful and highly productive three and half years of my life. I was fortunate to work in association with one of the genius Scientists in the UK (Professor David Cole-Hamilton) at the most beautiful place in the world, St. Andrews. My research work had led to various patents and publications, creating a notable mark of distinction that stll makes me extremely proud. University of St. Andrews is not only the oldest and highly prestigious University in the world, but also the Crème de la crème, best of the best, and cut above the rest! My Best Wishes from USA, to University of St. Andrews. Mòran taing, Alma Mater.

  4. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi:

    In fact, based on the joint efforts of China and other regional countries, the South China Sea is currently one of the safest and freest shipping lanes in the world, china was the earliest to explore, name, develop and administer various South China Sea islands. Our ancestors worked diligently here for generations.

  5. Janusz Kowalski:

    This will be the time for taking various unconventional, political decisions on all levels.

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