various: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (vâr'ē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. of different kinds, as two or more things; differing one from another: Various experiments have not proved his theory.
  2. marked by or exhibiting variety or diversity: houses of various designs.
  3. presenting or having many different qualities or aspects: a woman of various talent.
  4. having a variety of colors; varicolored.
  5. different from each other; dissimilar.
  6. variant.
  7. numerous; many: living at various hotels.
  8. individual (in a group, class, kind, etc.); separate: permission from various officials in Washington.
  1. several, many, or numerous ones: I spoke with various of them.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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