Definition of divers in English:



archaic, literary
  • [attributive] Of varying types; several.

    ‘in divers places’
    • ‘Then you take them home and by divers evil arts turn them into lamp bases, photo frames and, oh, irony - bookends.’
    • ‘For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.’
    • ‘Shakespeare mocks such ethical conundrums in divers ways.’
    some, a number of, a few, not very many, a handful of, a small group of, various, a variety of, assorted, sundry, diverse
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Middle English: via Old French from Latin diversus diverse from divertere turn in separate ways (see divert).