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DIVERS; DIVERSE; DIVERSITIES
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Divers definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DIVERS, a. S as z. [L., to turn.]
1. Different; various.
Thou shalt not sow thy fields with divers seeds. Deutoronomy 21.
Nor let thy cattle gender with divers kinds. Leviticus 19.
[This is now generally written diverse.]
2. Several; sundry; more than one, but not a great number. We have divers examples of this kind. [This word is not obsolete even in common discourse, and is much used in law proceedings.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: many and different; "tourist offices of divers nationalities"; "a person of diverse talents" [syn: divers, diverse]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English divers, diverse Date: 14th century various II. pronoun, plural in construction Date: 1528 an indefinite number more than one <with divers of the leaves torn and stitched across Charles Dickens>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. archaic or literary more than one; sundry; several. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L diversus DIVERSE (as DI-(2), versus past part. of vertere turn)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Divers Di"vers, a. [F. divers, L. diversus turned in different directions, different, p. p. of divertere. See Divert, and cf. Diverse.] 1. Different in kind or species; diverse. [Obs.] 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. Note: Divers is now limited to the plural; as, divers ways (not divers way). Besides plurality it ordinarily implies variety of kind.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Various, several, sundry, numerous, many, manifold, different.

Moby Thesaurus

assorted, at odds, at variance, contrary, contrasted, contrasting, departing, deviating, deviative, different, differentiated, differing, disaccordant, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, discrete, discriminated, disjoined, disparate, dissimilar, dissonant, distinct, distinguished, divergent, diverging, diverse, diversified, heterogeneous, in disagreement, inaccordant, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant, inharmonious, irreconcilable, manifold, many, many and various, miscellaneous, motley, multifarious, numerous, of all sorts, poles apart, poles asunder, separate, separated, several, some, sundry, unconformable, unequal, unlike, upwards of, variant, varied, variegated, various, varying, widely apart, worlds apart



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