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Webster 1913 Edition


Diverse

Di′verse

(?; 277)
,
Adj.
[The same word as
divers
. See
Divers
.]
1.
Different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate.
The word . . . is used in a sense very
diverse
from its original import.
J. Edwards.
Our roads are
diverse
: farewell, love! said she.
R. Browning.
2.
Capable of various forms; multiform.
Eloquence is a great and
diverse
thing.
B. Jonson.

Di-verse′

,
adv.
In different directions; diversely.

Di-verse′

,
Verb.
I.
To turn aside.
[Obs.]
The redcross knight
diverst
, but forth rode Britomart.
Spenser.

Webster 1828 Edition


Diverse

DIVERSE

,
Adj.
[L.]
1.
Different; differing.
Four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. Daniel 7.
2.
Different from itself; various; multiform.
Eloquence is a diverse thing.
3.
In different directions.
And with tendrils creep diverse.

DIVERSE

,
Verb.
I.
divers. To turn aside. [Not used.]

Definition 2023


diverse

diverse

See also: divèrse

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

diverse (comparative more diverse, superlative most diverse)

  1. Consisting of many different elements; various.
  2. Different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate.
    • J. Edwards
      The word [] is used in a sense very diverse from its original import.
    • R. Browning
      Our roads are diverse: farewell, love! said she.
    • 2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3:
      In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.
  3. Capable of various forms; multiform.
    • Ben Jonson
      Eloquence is a great and diverse thing.

Antonyms

Related terms

Translations

Adverb

diverse (comparative more diverse, superlative most diverse)

  1. In different directions; diversely.

Anagrams


Danish

Etymology

From Latin diversus, via French divers

Adjective

diverse

  1. various, sundry, miscellaneous, incidental.
    • han annoncerede under «diverse»
      • he inserted an ad in the "miscellaneous" section
    • Synonyms:
      • alle mulige
      • alskens
      • forskellige
      • forskelligartet
  2. Capable of various forms; multiform.

Inflection

Inflection of diverse
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular diverse 2
Neuter singular diverse 2
Plural diverse 2
Definite attributive1 diverse
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

References


Dutch

Pronunciation

Adjective

diverse

  1. Inflected form of divers

Anagrams


Esperanto

Adverb

diverse

  1. diversely

French

Adjective

diverse

  1. feminine singular of divers

Anagrams


German

Adjective

diverse

  1. inflected form of divers

Italian

Adjective

diverse f pl

  1. feminine plural of diverso

Verb

diverse

  1. third-person singular past historic of divergere

Anagrams


Latin

Alternative forms

Etymology

From dīversus (turned different ways)

Adverb

dīversē (not comparable)

  1. in different directions; hither and thither
  2. (figuratively) variously

Related terms

References


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin diversus, via French divers

Adjective

diverse (indeclinable)

  1. diverse, various, sundry, miscellaneous.
    han annonserte under «diverse»
    he inserted an ad in the "miscellaneous" section
  2. Capable of various forms; multiform.

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin diversus, via French divers

Adjective

diverse (indeclinable)

  1. diverse, various, sundry, miscellaneous.
  2. Capable of various forms; multiform.

References


Swedish

Adjective

diverse (not comparable)

  1. diverse, various, different