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diverse

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French divers, from Latin diversus (various, different), also written divorsus, past participle of diverto, divortere (to turn or go different ways, part, separate, divert); see divert.

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AdjectiveEdit

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”, 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.

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AdverbEdit

diverse (comparative more diverse, superlative most diverse)

  1. In different directions; diversely.

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DanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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diverse

  1. Inflected form of divers

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EsperantoEdit

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diverse

  1. diversely

FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

diverse

  1. feminine form of divers

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GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

diverse

  1. inflected form of divers

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

diverse f pl

  1. feminine plural of diverso

VerbEdit

diverse

  1. third-person singular past historic of divergere

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From dīversus (turned different ways)

AdverbEdit

dīversē (not comparable)

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

NorwegianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

diverse

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

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

diverse (not comparable)

  1. diverse, various, different