What does various mean?

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

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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. Jetteke Frijda:

    At a certain moment the Stars of David appeared, at home, the pieces of material. I don’t know where they came from. I think that maybe my mother, or someone else arranged that we had them. I was, as a woman, required to sew them onto various pieces of clothing, so I did that. So there you were with a star on your clothes. But because all of us, I think, were at the Jewish Lyceum and a lot of others wore the star - yes I thought it was weird and I didn’t like it - but I never really felt that bad, a lot of people were in the same situation.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Nature always stays permanent in all of its dimensions; whereas, the change is an optional process in various ways, forms, and sizes.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I had a conversation like every president does. You sit with the president of various countries, i do it with all countries. We had a great conversation, we were talking about Israel and securing Israel and lots of other things and it was a great conversation. I'm not keeping anything under wraps. I couldn't care less.

  4. Will Hauptman:

    Although the judge did discuss some of the topics that Jennifer mentions in her post, he did not do so in the manner that Jennifer describes, judge Gorsuch frequently asked us to consider the various challenges we would face as new attorneys.

  5. Vikram Kirloskar:

    To improve the air quality ... we must take a comprehensive view of various factors causing pollution.

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