Webster 1913 Edition
Different in kind or species; diverse.
Every sect of them hath a
Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with
Deut. xxii. 9.
Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great number;
as,. Also used substantively or pronominally.
Diversof Antonio’s creditors.
☞ Divers is now limited to the plural; as, divers ways (not divers way). Besides plurality it ordinarily implies variety of kind.
Webster 1828 Edition
Thou shalt not sow thy fields with divers seeds. Deuteronomy 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.]