Definition of Divers

1. Adjective. Many and different. "A person of diverse talents"

Exact synonyms: Diverse
Similar to: Different
Derivative terms: Diverseness, Diversity

Definition of Divers

1. a. Different in kind or species; diverse.

Definition of Divers

1. Noun. (plural of diver) ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete spelling of diverse) ¹

3. Adjective. Various. ¹

4. Adjective. (dated only before noun) Of many different sorts. ¹

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Definition of Divers

1. diver [n] - See also: diver

Medical Definition of Divers

1. 1. Different in kind or species; diverse. "Every sect of them hath a divers posture." (Bacon) "Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds." (Deut. Xxii. 9) 2. Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great number; as, divers philosophers. Also used substantively or pronominally. "Divers of Antonio's creditors." (Shak) Divers is now limited to the plural; as, divers ways (not divers way). Besides plurality it ordinarily implies variety of kind. Origin: F. Divers, L. Diversus turned in different directions, different, p. P. Of divertere. See Divert, and cf. Diverse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Divers

divergent evolution
divergent gill trama
divergent series
divergent squint
divergent strabismus
divergent thinker
divergent thinking
diverging lens
diverging meniscus
divers (current term)
divers' spectacles

Literary usage of Divers

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1. A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor by Michael Nolan, Great Britain (1825)
"An Act touching divers Orders for Artificers, Labourers, ... Anda limited and rated in many of the said statutes, are in divers declaration places too small ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Der. diverse-Iy, divers-i- from MK and F. divertire, Chaucer, .... Der. divers-ion, ' a turning aside, or driving another way, a recreation, or pastime;' ..."

3. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1800)
"All the world over before in most slavish subjection, (saith m Eusebius,) in divers forms, Christ's time, he freely domineered, and held the souls of men ..."

4. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"CHAPTER V. OF SIMPLE IDEAS OF divers SENSES. Ideas . , . .,"1.1 /-i BOOK II. THE ideas we get by more than one sense are, ..."

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