What does various mean?

Definitions for various
ˈvɛər i əsvar·i·ous

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word various.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assorted, various(adj)

    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)(adj)

    considered individually

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

  3. diverse, various(adj)

    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, various(adj)

    having great diversity or variety

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

Wiktionary

  1. various(Adjective)

    having a broad range (of different elements).

    The reasons are various.

    Etymology: From varieux, from varius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Various(adj)

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

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

  2. Various(adj)

    changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable

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

  3. Various(adj)

    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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    Song lyrics by various -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by various on the Lyrics.com website.

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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  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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Even though various definitions of perception, it also defines precisely such a thought that comes and stays in mind; however, it appears not as a physical appearance. Conversely, the tendency exists practically and works to prove its context.

  2. Cabinet Secretary Suga:

    The record rainfalls in various parts of the country have caused rivers to burst their banks, and triggered large scale floods and landslides in several areas.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We didn't discuss that, really we didn't discuss it. We discussed five or six things. We also went into great detail on various things.

  4. Peter Madsen:

    I was toying with various things on the submarine and then an error occurred.

  5. Claude Lévi-Strauss:

    Since music is a language with some meaning at least for the immense majority of mankind, although only a tiny minority of people are capable of formulating a meaning in it, and since it is the only language with the contradictory attributes of being at once intelligible and untranslatable, the musical creator is a being comparable to the gods, and music itself the supreme mystery of the science of man, a mystery that all the various disciplines come up against and which holds the key to their progress.

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