1. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

- he had a variety of disorders

Similar word(s): assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord

Definition categories: group, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

2. noticeable heterogeneity

- the range and variety of his work is amazing

Similar word(s): diverseness, diversity, multifariousness

Definition categories: attribute, heterogeneity, heterogeneousness

3. (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics

- varieties are frequently recognized in botany

Definition categories: group, taxon

4. a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances

Definition categories: communication, show

5. a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

Similar word(s): form, kind, sort

Definition categories: thought, category

6. a difference that is usually pleasant

- he goes to France for variety

Similar word(s): change

Definition categories: attribute, difference

Sentences with variety as a noun:

- Variety is the spice of life.