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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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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say various in sign language?

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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. Del Pino:

    We are consulting with various ministers of producing nations to arrange an extraordinary OPEC meeting.

  2. Janusz Kowalski:

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

  3. Mohamed Bazza:

    Getting prepared for a drought requires integration (between various government agencies), this collaboration has usually been lacking.

  4. Gerry Manley:

    Clearly in the joint venture Mitsubishi are looking to see how they can increase the links with Olam in Japan and indeed understand more about the various agricultural businesses that we're involved with.

  5. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu:

    Over the last two months, we have probably lost about 600,000 barrels from various attacks of militants in the area.

Images & Illustrations of various

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