having great diversity or variety
"his various achievements are impressive"
"his vast and versatile erudition"
distinctly dissimilar or unlike
"celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan"
"animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth"
"the respective club members"
"specialists in their several fields"
"the various reports all agreed"
of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity
"his disguises are many and various"
"various experiments have failed to disprove the theory"
"cited various reasons for his behavior"