diverse

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See also: divèrse

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French divers, from Latin diversus (various, different), also written divorsus, past participle of diverto, divortere (to turn or go different ways, part, separate, divert); see divert.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /daɪˈvɜːs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dɨ.ˈvɝs/, /daɪ.ˈvɝs/, /ˈdaɪ.vɚs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)s

Adjective[edit]

diverse (comparative more diverse, superlative most diverse)

  1. Consisting of many different elements; various.
    Synonyms: manifold; see also Thesaurus:heterogeneous
    Antonyms: homogeneous; see also Thesaurus:homogeneous
  2. Different; dissimilar; distinct; not the same
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:different
    • 1797?, Jonathan Edwards, A Dissertation Concerning Liberty and Necessity; containing remarks on the essays of Dr. Samuel West, and on the writings of several other authors, on those subjects.
      It must be observed concerning moral Inability, in each kind of it, that the word Inability is used in a sense very diverse from its original import.
    • 1876, Robert Browning, Bifurcation
      Our roads are diverse: farewell, love! said she.
    • 1998, Ken Shelton, Integrity at Work, page 42:
      This is what collectivism forgot — the freedom to be diverse, and the conception of each diverse individual being inherently of equal value and having open-ended potential for contribution.
    • 2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3:
      In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.
  3. Capable of various forms; multiform.
    • 1641, Ben Jonson, Discoveries
      Eloquence is a great and diverse thing.
  4. Composed of people with a variety of different demographic characteristics in terms of, for example, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc., and having a sizeable representation of people that are minorities in a given area.
    • 2019 June 27, Lauren Gambino, “Democratic 2020 candidates clash on healthcare, immigration and economy in first debate”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The stage reflected the increasingly diverse Democratic party in which women and people of color are ascendent.
  5. (nonstandard, proscribed) Belonging to a minority group.
    Idris Elba was a diverse hire for the franchise
    • 2016 January 22, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences[2]:
      The Board’s goal is to commit to doubling the number of women and diverse members of the Academy by 2020.
    • 2018 November 17, Saturday Night Live, season 44, episode 6, Voter Fraud (cold open):
      Here to comment is diverse Congresswoman from Ohio [] Marcia Fudge.

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Adverb[edit]

diverse (comparative more diverse, superlative most diverse)

  1. In different directions; diversely.

Further reading[edit]

  • diverse at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • diverse in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • diverse in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • diverse in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin diversus, via French divers

Adjective[edit]

diverse

  1. various, sundry, miscellaneous, incidental.
    • han annoncerede under «diverse»
      • he inserted an ad in the "miscellaneous" section
    Synonyms: alle mulige, alskens, forskellige, forskelligartet
  2. Capable of various forms; multiform.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of diverse
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular diverse 2
Neuter singular diverse 2
Plural diverse 2
Definite attributive1 diverse
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Dutch[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

diverse

  1. Inflected form of divers

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Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

diverse

  1. diversely

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

diverse

  1. feminine singular of divers

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

diverse

  1. inflection of divers:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

diverse

  1. feminine plural of diverso

Verb[edit]

diverse

  1. third-person singular past historic of divergere

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From dīversus (turned different ways)

Adverb[edit]

dīversē (not comparable)

  1. in different directions; hither and thither
  2. (figuratively) variously

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References[edit]

  • diverse in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • diverse in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • diverse in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French divers, from Latin diversus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdivərs/, /ˈdiːvərs/

Adjective[edit]

diverse

  1. different, differing
  2. (collectively) distinct, unique; diverse
  3. various, varying
  4. strange, odd, unusual
  5. several, many
  6. unfriendly

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: diverse
  • Scots: diverse

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Adverb[edit]

diverse

  1. differently; diversely
  2. variously

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin diversus, via French divers

Adjective[edit]

diverse (indeclinable)

  1. diverse, various, sundry, miscellaneous.
    han annonserte under «diverse»
    he inserted an ad in the "miscellaneous" section
  2. Capable of various forms; multiform.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin diversus, via French divers

Adjective[edit]

diverse (indeclinable)

  1. diverse, various, sundry, miscellaneous.
  2. Capable of various forms; multiform.

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

diverse (not comparable) (plural only)

  1. diverse, various, different