adjective Etymology: Middle English divers, diverse, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French divers, from Latin diversus, from past participle of divertere Date: 14th century 1. differing from one another ; unlike <
people with diverse interests
2. composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities <
a diverse population
Synonyms: see differentdiversely adverbdiverseness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Diverse — Di verse (?; 277), a. [The same word as divers. See {Divers}.] 1. Different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate. [1913 Webster] The word . . . is used in a sense very diverse from its original import. J. Edwards. [1913 Webster] Our roads are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diverse — diverse, divers Both words once shared the meaning now confined to diverse, i.e. ‘varied, unalike’, qualifying singular and plural nouns, as in • Why is it so diverse, so varied in its character? J. Houston, 1990 • Can a single author cover the… …   Modern English usage

  • diverse — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ widely varied. DERIVATIVES diversely adverb. ORIGIN Latin diversus diverse , from divertere (see DIVERT(Cf. ↑diverting)) …   English terms dictionary

  • Diverse — Di*verse , adv. In different directions; diversely. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diverse — Di*verse , v. i. To turn aside. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The redcross knight diverst, but forth rode Britomart. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • diverse — c.1300, spelling variant of DIVERS (Cf. divers) (q.v.), perhaps by analogy with converse, traverse, etc. In some cases directly from L. diversus, and since c.1700 restricted to the meaning different in character or quality. Related: Diversely …   Etymology dictionary

  • diverse — *different, divergent, disparate, various Analogous words: contrasted or contrasting (see corresponding verb at COMPARE): contrary, *opposite, contradictory: *distinct, separate Antonyms: identical, selfsame Contrasted words: *same, equivalent,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • diverse — [adj] different; various assorted, contradictory, contrary, contrasted, contrasting, contrastive, differing, discrete, disparate, dissimilar, distant, distinct, divergent, diversified, diversiform, incommensurable, like night and day*, manifold,… …   New thesaurus

  • diverse — [Wichtig (Rating 3200 5600)] Auch: • verschiedene Bsp.: • Eine Freiluftarena mit Spaß und Abenteuer hoch in den Rocky Mountains, die drei verschiedene Lager mit diversen Aktivitäten für Jungen und Mädchen bietet …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

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