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



    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 Originlate Middle English: from Latin varius ‘changing, diverse’ + -ous.Word Familyvary verbvaried adjectivevariable adjectivevariation nounvarious adjectivevariety noun
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: various