divers / diverse

divers / diverse
   Divers means "several": You can take that statement in divers ways.
   Diverse means "different or varied": There are many diverse cultures in the world.

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  • divers / diverse —    Divers means several : You can take that statement in divers ways.    Diverse means different or varied : There are many diverse cultures in the world …   Confused words

  • divers — divers, erse [ divɛr, ɛrs ] adj. • 1119; lat. diversus « opposé », et par ext. « varié » 1 ♦ Qui présente plusieurs aspects, plusieurs caractères différents, simultanément ou successivement. ⇒ changeant, composite, disparate, hétérogène, multiple …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • diverse — ● divers, diverse adjectif (latin diversus, tourné dans des directions contraires) (au pluriel) Se dit d êtres ou de choses qui diffèrent par leur nature, leurs caractères, etc. ; variés : Il vient ici des visiteurs des pays les plus divers. Qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • diverse — 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • divers — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English divers, diverse Date: 14th century various II. pronoun, plural in construction Date: 1528 an indefinite number more than one < with divers of the leaves torn and stitched across Charles Dickens > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • divers — divers, erse (di vêr, vèr s ; l s se lie : di verz ouvrages) adj. 1°   Qui présente plusieurs faces, plusieurs côtés, plusieurs apparences. Un objet divers. On continua la campagne avec des succès divers. •   Ah ! Dieu ! qu un divers mal… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • divers — 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 — 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

  • Divers — Di vers, a. [F. divers, L. diversus turned in different directions, different, p. p. of divertere. See {Divert}, and cf. {Diverse}.] 1. Different in kind or species; diverse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Every sect of them hath a divers posture. Bacon.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divers — Adj verschieden erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. dīversus, PPP. von l. dīvertere auseinandergehen, voneinander abweichen , zu l. vertere (versum) umwenden, drehen und l. dis . Hierzu das faktitive Verb… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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