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Definition of various adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    various

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈveəriəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈveriəs//
     
    , NAmE//ˈværiəs//
     
     
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  1. 1  several different synonym diverse Tents come in various shapes and sizes. She took the job for various reasons. There are various ways of doing this.
  2. 2(formal) having many different features synonym diverse a large and various country
  3. Word Familyvary verbvaried adjectivevariable adjectivevariation nounvarious adjectivevariety noun Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin varius ‘changing, diverse’ + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: various