variously


variously
[[t]ve͟əriəsli[/t]]
ADV: usu ADV with v, also ADV adj
You can use variously to introduce a number of different ways in which something can be described.

...the crowds, which were variously estimated at two to several thousand...

The family has been described variously as crass, bigoted, racist and plain boring.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Variously — Va ri*ous*ly, adv. In various or different ways. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • variously — var|i|ous|ly [ˈveəriəsli US ˈver ] adv in many different ways variously described as/known as/called etc sth ▪ the phenomena variously know as mass culture , popular culture , or the public arts ▪ His fortune has been variously estimated at… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • variously — adverb Date: 1627 1. in various ways ; at various times < was variously occupied teaching, farming, and clerking > 2. by various designations < known variously as principal, headmaster, and rector > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • variously — adv. Variously is used with these adjectives: ↑coloured Variously is used with these verbs: ↑call, ↑describe, ↑know, ↑term, ↑translate …   Collocations dictionary

  • variously — adverb variously described/estimated etc used to introduce a number of different descriptions, amounts etc, that people have made or used about something: His fortune has been variously estimated at between $1 and $2 billion …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • variously — var|i|ous|ly [ veriəsli ] adverb in different ways, by different people or at different times: He has been described variously as a saint, hero, and thief …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • variously — UK [ˈveərɪəslɪ] / US [ˈverɪəslɪ] adverb in different ways, by different people or at different times He has been described variously as a saint, hero, and thief …   English dictionary

  • variously — various ► ADJECTIVE ▪ different from one another; of different kinds or sorts. ► DETERMINER & PRONOUN ▪ more than one; individual and separate. DERIVATIVES variously adverb variousness noun. ORIGIN Latin varius changing, diverse …   English terms dictionary

  • variously — adverb in diverse ways (Freq. 2) the alternatives that are variously represented by the participants the speakers treated the subject most diversely • Syn: ↑diversely, ↑multifariously • Derived from adjective: ↑multifarious …   Useful english dictionary

  • variously — See various. * * * …   Universalium


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