miscellaneous
adjective Etymology: Latin miscellaneus, from miscellus mixed Date: 1637 1. consisting of diverse things or members ; heterogeneous 2. a. having various traits b. dealing with or interested in diverse subjects <
as a writer I was too miscellaneous — George Santayana
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miscellaneously adverbmiscellaneousness noun

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  • miscellaneous — miscellaneous, assorted, heterogeneous, motley, promiscuous are comparable when they mean marked by diversity or variety and are applied to the things that make up a group, a collection, or a mass, or to a group, collection, or mass.… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • miscellaneous — mis‧cel‧la‧ne‧ous [ˌmɪsəˈleɪniəs◂] written abbreviation misc. adjective [only before a noun] made up of many different things or people that are not connected with each other: • I attach a list of other miscellaneous expenses. * * * miscellaneous …   Financial and business terms

  • Miscellaneous — Mis cel*la ne*ous, a. [L. miscellaneus mixed, miscellaneous, fr. miscellus mixed, fr. miscere to mix. See {Mix}, and cf. {Miscellany}.] Mixed; mingled; consisting of several things; of diverse sorts; promiscuous; heterogeneous; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miscellaneous — (adj.) 1630s, from L. miscellaneus mixed, miscellaneous, from miscellus mixed, from miscere to mix (see MIX (Cf. mix) (v.)). Related: Miscellaneously …   Etymology dictionary

  • miscellaneous — [mis΄ə lā′nē əs] adj. [L miscellaneus < miscellus, mixed < miscere,MIX] 1. consisting or formed of various kinds; varied; mixed [a box of miscellaneous candies] 2. having various qualities, abilities, etc.; many sided miscellaneously adv.… …   English World dictionary

  • miscellaneous — I adjective admixed, aggregated, amalgamated, assorted, blended, collected, combined, commingled, commixed, composite, disparate, diverse, diversified, diversiform, diversus, eclectic, heterogeneous, inconsistent, indiscriminate, intermixed,… …   Law dictionary

  • miscellaneous — [adj] diversified, various assorted, confused, conglomerate, different, disordered, disparate, divergent, divers, diverse, heterogeneous, indiscriminate, jumbled, many, mingled, mixed, motley, muddled, multifarious, multiform, odd, promiscuous,… …   New thesaurus

  • miscellaneous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of various types. 2) composed of things of different kinds. DERIVATIVES miscellaneously adverb. ORIGIN Latin miscellus mixed , from miscere to mix …   English terms dictionary

  • Miscellaneous — For the European band, see The Miscellaneous. Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Miscellaneous (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on miscellaneous instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/miscel …   Wikipedia

  • Miscellaneous — Touch It Álbum de Holly James Álbum no publicado Lanzado 20 de octubre de 2003 (UK) 27 de octubre de 2003 (Europa, Asia y Australia) Formato CD Grabación 2002 …   Wikipedia Español

  • miscellaneous — miscellaneously, adv. miscellaneousness, n. /mis euh lay nee euhs/, adj. 1. consisting of members or elements of different kinds; of mixed character: a book of miscellaneous essays on American history. 2. having various qualities, aspects, or… …   Universalium

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