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various - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'various' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Various [ a.]
- Different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various names; various occupations; various colors.
- Changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable.
- Variegated; diversified; not monotonous.

Meaning of 'various' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . various [ s]
Meaning (1):
- distinctly dissimilar or unlike
Example in sentence:
  • animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth;
  • celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan
Meaning (2):
- of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity
Example in sentence:
  • assorted sizes;
  • cited various reasons for his behavior;
  • his disguises are many and various;
  • various experiments have failed to disprove the theory
Meaning (3):
- having great diversity or variety
Example in sentence:
  • his various achievements are impressive;
  • his vast and versatile erudition
Meaning (4):
- considered individually
Example in sentence:
  • specialists in their several fields;
  • the respective club members;
  • the various reports all agreed