Diverse Definition

dĭ-vûrs, dī-, dīvûrs
Differing one from another.
Members of the same family can have very diverse personalities.
American Heritage
Different; dissimilar.
Webster's New World
Made up of distinct characteristics, qualities, or elements.
American Heritage
Varied; diversified.
Webster's New World
Relating to or containing people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds.
A diverse workforce; a diverse curriculum.
American Heritage

In different directions; diversely.


Origin of Diverse

  • From Old French divers, from Latin diversus (“various, different”), also written divorsus, past participle of diverto, divortere (“to turn or go different ways, part, separate, divert”); see divert.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English divers from Old French divers from Latin dīversus past participle of dīvertere to divert divert

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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