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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Various  \Va"ri*ous\,  a.  [L.  varius.  Cf  {Vair}.] 
  1.  Different;  diverse;  several;  manifold;  as  men  of  various 
  names  various  occupations;  various  colors. 
 
  So  many  and  so  various  laws  are  given  --Milton. 
 
  A  wit  as  various,  gay,  grave,  sage,  or  wild. 
  --Byron. 
 
  2.  Changeable;  uncertain;  inconstant;  variable. 
 
  A  man  so  various,  that  he  seemed  to  be  Not  one  but 
  all  mankind's  epitome.  --Dryden. 
 
  The  names  of  mixed  modes  .  .  .  are  very  various. 
  --Locke. 
 
  3.  Variegated;  diversified;  not  monotonous. 
 
  A  happy  rural  seat  of  various  view.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  various 
  adj  1:  of  many  different  kinds  purposefully  arranged  but  lacking 
  any  uniformity;  "assorted  sizes";  "his  disguises  are 
  many  and  various";  "various  experiments  have  failed  to 
  disprove  the  theory";  "cited  various  reasons  for  his 
  behavior"  [syn:  {assorted}] 
  2:  considered  individually;  "the  respective  club  members"; 
  "specialists  in  their  several  fields";  "the  various 
  reports  all  agreed"  [syn:  {respective(a)},  {several(a)},  {various(a)}] 
  3:  distinctly  dissimilar  or  unlike;  "diverse  parts  of  the 
  country";  "celebrities  as  diverse  as  Bob  Hope  and  Bob 
  Dylan";  "animals  as  various  as  the  jaguar  and  the  cavy  and 
  the  sloth"  [syn:  {diverse}] 
  4:  having  great  diversity  or  variety;  "his  various  achievements 
  are  impressive";  "his  vast  and  versatile  erudition"  [syn: 
  {versatile}] 




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