Definition of Diverse

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

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

2. Adjective. Distinctly dissimilar or unlike. "Animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth"
Exact synonyms: Various
Similar to: Different
Derivative terms: Diversity

Definition of Diverse

1. a. Different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate.

2. adv. In different directions; diversely.

3. v. i. To turn aside.

Definition of Diverse

1. Adjective. consisting of many different elements; various ¹

2. Adjective. different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate. ¹

3. Adverb. In different directions; diversely. ¹

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Definition of Diverse

1. different [adj] - See also: different

Medical Definition of Diverse

1. To turn aside. "The redcross knight diverst, but forth rode Britomart." (Spenser) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diverse

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

Literary usage of Diverse

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"And in the struggle diverse were their thoughts ; Scarce could the Achaians promise to their minds Escape at all. but fear'd they needs must die ; Whilst ..."

2. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine (1909)
"CHAPTER LIV Of the diverse motions of Nature and of Grace " MY Son, pay diligent heed to the motions of Nature and of Grace, because they move in a very ..."

3. Bradford's History "of Plimoth Plantation.": From the Original Manuscript by William Bradford, Massachusetts General Court, Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of State (1899)
"... and so diverse waise doe us more hurt, by going of in such a furie, then they could or can by continuing adventurers amongst us, would not suffer them. ..."

4. The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches by William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1903)
"THE world-old phenomenon of the contact of diverse races of men is to have new exemplification during the new century. ..."

5. The Montessori method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori, Henry Wyman Holmes (1912)
"I was struck by an idea which had never before entered my mind — that in writing we make two diverse forms of movement, for, besides the movement by which ..."

6. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Der. diverse-Iy, divers-i- from MK and F. divertire, Chaucer, .... L.) ME diners, diverse (with « for v). Spelt diners in An Old Eng. Miscellany, ed. ..."

7. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1921)
"Take all these diverse types, confine them on a steamer as revolution is brewing and you have the makings of wonderful drama. The steamer catches fire and ..."

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