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Webster 1913 Edition


Divers

Di′vers

,
Adj.
[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.
Shakespeare
Divers is now limited to the plural; as, divers ways (not divers way). Besides plurality it ordinarily implies variety of kind.

Webster 1828 Edition


Divers

DIVERS

,
Adj.
S as z. [L., to turn.]
1.
Different; various.
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.]

Definition 2022


divers

divers

See also: divèrs

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdaɪ̯vəz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdaɪ̯vəɹz/

Noun

divers

  1. plural of diver

Etymology 2

See diverse.

Adjective

divers (comparative more divers, superlative most divers)

  1. Obsolete spelling of diverse, in the sense of various or assorted.
    • 1551, James A.H. Murray, editor, A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles: Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society., volume 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press, published 1888, Part 1, page 217:
      Also the rule of false position, with dyuers examples not onely vulgar, but some appertaynyng to the rule of Algeber.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Matthew 4:24::
      And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
    • 1919, P. G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves:
      Shortly after this I had to go out of town. Divers sound sportsmen had invited me to pay visits to their country places, and it wasn't for several months that I settled down in the city again.

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Catalan

Adjective

divers m (feminine diversa, masculine plural diversos, feminine plural diverses)

  1. diverse
  2. (in the plural) several

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

divers (comparative diverser, superlative meest divers or diverst)

  1. diverse
  2. (in the plural) several

Inflection

Inflection of divers
uninflected divers
inflected diverse
comparative diverser
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial divers diverser het diverst
het diverste
indefinite m./f. sing. diverse diversere diverste
n. sing. divers diverser diverste
plural diverse diversere diverste
definite diverse diversere diverste
partitive divers diversers

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin diversus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di.vɛʁ/

Adjective

divers m (feminine singular diverse, masculine plural divers, feminine plural diverses)

  1. various; varying

Synonyms

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German

Adjective

divers (comparative diverser, superlative am diversesten)

  1. various, diverse, miscellaneous

Declension


Middle French

Etymology

Latin diversus.

Adjective

divers m (feminine singular diverse, masculine plural divers, feminine plural diverses)

  1. various; varying; different