- several; various
- Archaic diverse
Origin of diversMiddle English and Old French divers(e): see diverse
Various; several; sundry.
Origin of diversMiddle English; see diverse .
- plural form of diver
(comparative more divers, superlative most divers)
- 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Matthew 4:24:
- And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
- 1919, P. G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves:
- Shortly after this I had to go out of town. Divers sound sportsmen had invited me to pay visits to their country places, and it wasn't for several months that I settled down in the city again.
OriginSee also: divèrs