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  • 1 Various — Va ri*ous, a. [L. varius. Cf. {Vair}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various names; various occupations; various colors. [1913 Webster] So many and so various laws are given. Milton. [1913 Webster] A wit as… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 various — [ver′ē əs, var′ē əs] adj. [L varius, diverse, parti colored: see VARY] 1. differing one from another; of several kinds 2. a) several or many [found in various sections of the country] b) individual; distinct [bequests to the various heirs] …

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  • 3 various — like many and several, is used as a pronoun (followed by of) in both BrE and (more commonly) in AmE: • Various of his colleagues…offer to go with him if he is dismissed American Spectator, 1994 • Various of his essays and lectures have been… …

    Modern English usage

  • 4 various — index different, dissimilar, diverse, heterogeneous, manifold, miscellaneous, multifarious, multiple …

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  • 5 various — early 15c., characterized by variety, from M.Fr. varieux, from L. varius changing, different, diverse (see VARY (Cf. vary)). Meaning different from one another is recorded from 1630s. Related: Variously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 various — 1 *different, diverse, divergent, disparate Analogous words: *distinct, separate: distinctive, peculiar, individual (see CHARACTERISTIC): varying, changing (see CHANGE vb) Antonyms: uniform: cognate 2 *many, seve …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 various — [adj] miscellaneous, differing all manner of*, assorted, changeable, changing, different, discrete, disparate, distinct, distinctive, diverse, diversified, heterogeneous, individual, legion, manifold, many, many sided, multifarious, multitudinal …

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  • 8 various — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ different from one another; of different kinds or sorts. ► DETERMINER & PRONOUN ▪ more than one; individual and separate. DERIVATIVES variously adverb variousness noun. ORIGIN Latin varius changing, diverse …

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  • 9 Various — Infobox Musician Name = Various Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Genre = Years active = 2003 present Label = XL Recordings Associated acts = URL = [http://www.various.co.uk/ www.various.co.uk] Current… …

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  • 10 various — variously, adv. variousness, n. /vair ee euhs/, adj. 1. of different kinds, as two or more things; differing one from another: Various experiments have not proved his theory. 2. marked by or exhibiting variety or diversity: houses of various… …

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  • 11 various — var•i•ous [[t]ˈvɛər i əs[/t]] adj. 1) of different kinds, as two or more things: various cheeses for sale[/ex] 2) exhibiting diversity: houses of various designs[/ex] 3) different from each other; dissimilar 4) several; many: stayed at various… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 various — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, probably from Medieval Latin *variosus, from Latin varius Date: 15th century 1. archaic variable, inconstant 2. varicolored < birds of various plumage > 3. a. of …

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  • 13 various — var|i|ous W1S1 [ˈveəriəs US ˈver ] adj [usually before noun] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: varius] 1.) if there are various things, there are several different types of that thing ▪ The jacket is available in various colours. ▪ There are… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 various — var|i|ous [ veriəs ] adjective usually before noun *** different and more than a few: There are various ways of solving the problem. They are seeking financial support from various sources. vehicles of various shapes and sizes For various reasons …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 various — [[t]ve͟əriəs[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n If you say that there are various things, you mean there are several different things of the type mentioned. His plan is to spread the capital between various building society accounts... The school has… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 various */*/*/ — UK [ˈveərɪəs] / US [ˈverɪəs] adjective [usually before noun] different, and more than a few There are various ways of solving the problem. They are seeking financial support from various sources. For various reasons, it has not been possible to… …

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  • 17 various — adjective different from one another; of different kinds or sorts. ↘having or showing different properties or qualities. determiner & pronoun more than one; individual and separate: various people arrived late. Derivatives variously adverb… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 various*/*/*/ — [ˈveəriəs] adj several different There are various ways of solving the problem.[/ex] vehicles of various shapes and sizes[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 various — adj. 1 different, diverse (too various to form a group). 2 more than one, several (for various reasons). Derivatives: variously adv. variousness n. Etymology: L varius changing, diverse …

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  • 20 various — adjective /ˈvɛəɹiəs,ˈvɛɹiəs/ having a broad range (of different elements). The reasons are various. Syn: sundry, motley, manifold, medley, miscellaneous, diverse …

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