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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 var·i·ous /ˈvɛriəs, ˈvær-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Va·ri·ous a.
 1. Different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various names; various occupations; various colors.
    So many and so various laws are given.   --Milton.
    A wit as various, gay, grave, sage, or wild.   --Byron.
 2. Changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable.
 A man so various, that he seemed to be
 Not one, but all mankind's epitome.   --Dryden.
    The names of mixed modes . . . are very various.   --Locke.
 3. Variegated; diversified; not monotonous.
    A happy rural seat of various view.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking
             any uniformity; "assorted sizes"; "his disguises are
             many and various"; "various experiments have failed to
             disprove the theory"; "cited various reasons for his
             behavior" [syn: assorted]
      2: considered individually; "the respective club members";
         "specialists in their several fields"; "the various
         reports all agreed" [syn: respective(a), several(a), various(a)]
      3: distinctly dissimilar or unlike; "diverse parts of the
         country"; "celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob
         Dylan"; "animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and
         the sloth" [syn: diverse]
      4: having great diversity or variety; "his various achievements
         are impressive"; "his vast and versatile erudition" [syn: