A pile of various blankets.
- An example of various is different types of blankets.
- An example of various is someone with many types of skills.
- differing one from another; of several kinds
- several or many: found in various sections of the country
- individual; distinct: bequests to the various heirs
- many-sided; versatile: the various bounty of nature
- characterized by variety; varied in nature or appearance
- Obs. changeable
Origin of variousClassical Latin varius, diverse, parti-colored: see vary
- a. Of diverse kinds: unable to go for various reasons.b. Unlike; different: flowers as various as the rose, the daisy, and the iris.
- Being more than one; several: She spoke to various members of the club.
- Varied in nature or character; not uniform: “The war with Scotland &ellipsis; was conducted feebly, and with various success” (David Hume).
pron.(used with a pl. verb) Usage Problem
Origin of variousFrom Latin varius.
- more than one indeterminate thing
- Various books have been taken.
- There are various ways to fix the problem.
- You have broken various of the rules.
- having a broad range (of different elements).
- The reasons are various.
From Middle French varieux, from Latin varius (“manifold, diverse, various, party-colored, variegated, also changing, changeable, fickle, etc.")