Various definition

vârē-əs, văr-
Many-sided; versatile.

The various bounty of nature.

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Characterized by variety; varied in nature or appearance.
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Being more than one; several.

She spoke to various members of the club.

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Differing one from another; of several kinds.
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The definition of various is different or many kinds or many-sided.

An example of various is different types of blankets.

An example of various is someone with many types of skills.

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Unlike; different.

Flowers as various as the rose, the daisy, and the iris.

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Several or many.

Found in various sections of the country.

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Having a broad range (of different elements).

The reasons are various.

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(obs.) Changeable.
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Individual; distinct.

Bequests to the various heirs.

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Several different people or things.
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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.

determiner
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Varied in nature or character; not uniform.
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Of diverse kinds.

Unable to go for various reasons.

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Origin of various

  • From Latin varius

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

  • From Middle French varieux, from Latin varius (“manifold, diverse, various, party-colored, variegated, also changing, changeable, fickle, etc.")

    From Wiktionary