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Definition of "miscellaneous" []

  • Made up of a variety of parts or ingredients. (adjective)
  • Having a variety of characteristics, abilities, or appearances. (adjective)
  • Concerned with diverse subjects or aspects. (adjective)

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.

Use "miscellaneous" in a sentence
  • "Captain Winstanley had set his face against what he called miscellaneous charity."
  • "The word "miscellaneous" comes from the Latin verb miscere, meaning "to mix", and if you mix up the letters of "miscellaneous" you get"
  • "The remainder of the evening was spent by Stephen in miscellaneous cross-examination of Mrs Bunch and in efforts to extract a tune from the hurdy-gurdy."