Definition of "various" []

  • Of diverse kinds: for various reasons. (adjective)
  • Unlike; different. (adjective)
  • Being more than one; several. (adjective)
  • Many-sided; versatile: a person of various skills. (adjective)
  • Having a variegated nature or appearance. (adjective)
  • Several different (determiner)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as pronoun; followed by of) (determiner)
  • Of different kinds, though often within the same general category; diverse (adjective)
  • Relating to a collection of separate persons or things (adjective)
  • Displaying variety; many-sided (adjective)
  • Variegated (adjective)
  • Inconstant (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "various" in a sentence
  • "It ran the Brown stimulus, which we define as the various measures taken in the 2008 Pre-Budget Report, through their computers – and the resultant graphs are fascinating."
  • "Investigators are still amassing a great deal of information based on eyewitnesses and what they called various sources."
  • "Mr. Lieberman also criticized what he called various efforts by the"