An example of miscellaneous is a gathering of a bunch of people who have little in common and who can't be easily grouped into different groups.
- consisting or formed of various kinds; varied; mixed: a box of miscellaneous candies
- having various qualities, abilities, etc.; many-sided
Origin of miscellaneousClassical Latin miscellaneus ; from miscellus, mixed ; from miscere, mix
- Consisting of various kinds; varied: a shelf containing miscellaneous objects.
- Having a variety of characteristics or aspects: a website providing miscellaneous information.
Origin of miscellaneousFrom Latin miscell&amacron;neus, from miscellus, mixed, from misc&emacron;re, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more miscellaneous, superlative most miscellaneous)
From Latin miscellÄneus, from miscellus (“mixed"), from misceÅ (“mix").