Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of all kinds: omnifarious knowledge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of many or all forms, varieties, or kinds.
  • adj. Exceedingly varied.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of all varieties, forms, or kinds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of all varieties, forms, or kinds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of all varieties or forms or kinds

Etymologies

From Latin omnifāriam, on every side : omni-, omni- + -fāriam, adv. suff.; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin, omnis (all, total, complete) and ferre (to bear) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He -- conformably with his rôle of Sir Oracle, omniscient and omnifarious -- must have his "cartoons" too; and so on p. 22 of the second volume for the same year (No. 105 of the journal) he appeared with No. 1 of his series.

    The History of "Punch"

  • The omnifarious assembly included pale, prim-whiskered young clerks; shabby, lonely, sallow young women, whose sallowness and shabbiness stamped them with the mark of integrity; other females whose specious splendor was not nearly so reassuring; old men, broken-down men, middle-aged men of every description, except the well-to-do.

    Short Story Classics (American) Vol. 2

  • Through a glass partition one saw the shining kitchen with its large modern range, its rows and rows of the most expensive utensils -- all donations by the omnifarious army of Mlle. Thompson's devotees.

    The Living Present

  • Would not the prolix pages and omnifarious columns of every journal of the day interpose a direct negative?

    North Carolina University Magazine, Volume 1 Number 1, February 1852

  • I cannot pretend to do much, being but a shallow philologist; yet, since I received your last Number, I have lighted on a passage in that volume of "omnifarious information" Croker's _Boswell_, which will not be deemed inapplicable.

    Notes and Queries, Number 185, May 14, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.

  • His conversation was such as might have been expected from a man whose fancy was so creative, whose knowledge omnifarious, and whose recollection so unbounded.

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey

  • This new audacious omni-integration strategy to leverage and tie Google's search dominance, search advertising monopoly with and to all of Google's omnifarious products and services that have already been anti-competitively leveraged and tied to Google's dominant search and search advertising, represents a "grand plan" to become the dominant one-stop web platform/destination where people come and never have to leave for any other web property or service.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Of his controversies, those against Popery are the most powerful, because there he had subtleties and obscure reading to contend against; and his wit, acuteness, and omnifarious learning found stuff to work on.

    The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Google predatorily dumps monopoly-subsidized omnifarious products/services to eliminate competition.

    The Precursor Blog by Scott Cleland

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