(adjective, determiner)


1. of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity

- his disguises are many and various

- various experiments have failed to disprove the theory

- cited various reasons for his behavior

Similar word(s): different, assorted

2. considered individually

- the various reports all agreed

Similar word(s): individual, single, respective, several

3. distinctly dissimilar or unlike

- animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth

Similar word(s): different, diverse

4. having great diversity or variety

- his various achievements are impressive

Similar word(s): varied, versatile

Sentences with various as an adjective:

- The reasons are various.


1. More than one (of an indeterminate set of things).

- Various books have been taken.

- There are various ways to fix the problem.

- You have broken various of the rules.