from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of diverse kinds: for various reasons.
- adj. Unlike; different.
- adj. Being more than one; several.
- adj. Many-sided; versatile: a person of various skills.
- adj. Having a variegated nature or appearance.
- adj. Being an individual or separate member of a class or group: The various reports all agreed.
- adj. Archaic Changeable; variable.
- pro. Usage Problem Several different people or things.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- more than one indeterminate thing
- adj. having a broad range (of different elements).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Different; diverse; several; manifold.
- adj. Changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable.
- adj. Variegated; diversified; not monotonous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Differing from one another; different; diverse; manifold: as, men of various occupations.
- Divers; several.
- Changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable; unfixed.
- Exhibiting different characters; variform; diversiform; multiform.
- Having a diversity of features; not uniform or monotonous; diversified.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. distinctly dissimilar or unlike
- adj. considered individually
- adj. of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity
- adj. having great diversity or variety
From Latin varius.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French varieux, from Latin varius ("manifold, diverse, various, party-colored, variegated, also changing, changeable, fickle, etc.") (Wiktionary)