various

Various describes several different kinds of things, like a candy shop that is home to various sweets, from lollipops to chocolate fudge.

Various comes from the Latin word varius, meaning "changing, different, diverse." If you have various interests, you have a lot of them, and they represent a range — you might love hip hop, movies from the 1940s, fixing cars, and reading fashion magazines. Various can convey a high number, like when you say, "Various people want to get involved with the park clean-up." This means a lot of people want to help.

Definitions of various
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adj having great diversity or variety

“his various achievements are impressive”
Synonyms:
versatile
varied
characterized by variety

adj distinctly dissimilar or unlike

“animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth”
Synonyms:
diverse
different
unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

adj considered individually

“the various reports all agreed”
Synonyms:
respective, several
individual, single
being or characteristic of a single thing or person

adj of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity

“his disguises are many and various
various experiments have failed to disprove the theory”
“cited various reasons for his behavior”
Synonyms:
assorted
different
unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

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