various meaning

[ 'vɛəriəs ] Pronunciation:   "various" in a sentence
Adjective: various  vehreeus
  1. Of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity
    "his disguises are many and various"; "various experiments have failed to disprove the theory"; "cited various reasons for his behaviour"
    - assorted 
  2. Considered individually
    "the various reports all agreed"
    - respective, several 
  3. Distinctly dissimilar or unlike
    "animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth"
    - diverse 
  4. Having great diversity or variety
    "his various achievements are impressive"
    - versatile

See also: different, individual, single, varied

Encyclopedia: Various


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  1. the police seized various books and tapes.
  2. insects' horns have various functions.
  3. the event is assigned to various causes.
  4. the desires of man are wonderfully various.
  5. woman's a various and a changeful thing.

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