adjective Etymology: Late Latin omnifarius, from Latin omni- + -farius (as in multifarius diverse) — more at multifarious Date: 1653 of all varieties, forms, or kinds <
omnifarious interests

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  • Omnifarious — Om ni*fa ri*ous, a. [L. omnifarius; omnis all + farius. Cf. {Bifarious}.] Of all varieties, forms, or kinds. Omnifarious learning. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • omnifarious — (adj.) 1650s, from L. omnifarus of all sorts, from omnifariam on all places or parts, from omnis all (see OMNI (Cf. omni) ) + fariam parts (Cf. MULTIFARIOUS (Cf. multifarious)). Related: Omnifariously; omnifariousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • omnifarious — [äm΄ni fer′ē əs] adj. [L omnifarius, of all sorts < omnis, all + farius: see BIFARIOUS] of all kinds, varieties, or forms …   English World dictionary

  • omnifarious — omnifariously, adv. omnifariousness, n. /om neuh fair ee euhs/, adj. of all forms, varieties, or kinds. [1645 55; < LL omnifarius (deriv. of L omnifariam on all sides), equiv. to L omni OMNI + farius; see BIFARIOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • omnifarious — adjective a) Of many or all forms, varieties, or kinds. b) Exceedingly varied …   Wiktionary

  • omnifarious — om·ni·far·i·ous || ‚ɑmnɪ ferɪəs /‚ɒmnɪ feÉ™ adj. diverse; of all varieties; of all kinds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • omnifarious — [ˌɒmnɪ fɛ:rɪəs] adjective formal comprising or relating to all sorts or varieties. Origin C17: from late L. omnifarius + ous; cf. multifarious …   English new terms dictionary

  • omnifarious — adj omniform, omnigenous; multiform, multifold, manifold, multifarious, multitudinous, multiplex, multiphase, multiple; various, divers, of all shapes and sizes …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • omnifarious — om·ni·far·i·ous …   English syllables

  • omnifarious — om•ni•far•i•ous [[t]ˌɒm nəˈfɛər i əs[/t]] adj. of all forms, varieties, or kinds • Etymology: 1645–55; < L omnifāriam on all sides om ni•far′i•ous•ly, adv. om ni•far′i•ous•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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