1. [ adjective ] of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity
Synonyms: assorted

"assorted sizes" "his disguises are many and various" "various experiments have failed to disprove the theory" "cited various reasons for his behavior"

Related terms: different
2. [ adjective ] considered individually
Synonyms: several respective

"the respective club members" "specialists in their several fields" "the various reports all agreed"

Related terms: individual
3. [ adjective ] distinctly dissimilar or unlike
Synonyms: diverse

"diverse parts of the country" "celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan" "animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth"

Related terms: different
4. [ adjective ] having great diversity or variety
Synonyms: versatile

"his various achievements are impressive" "his vast and versatile erudition"

Related terms: varied
Similar spelling:   varus