1. [syn: divers(a), diverse]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Divers \Di"vers\, a. [F. divers, L. diversus turned in different
directions, different, p. p. of divertere. See Divert, and
1. Different in kind or species; diverse. [Obs.]
Every sect of them hath a divers posture. --Bacon.
Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds.
2. Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great
number; as, divers philosophers. Also used substantively
Divers of Antonio's creditors. --Shak.
Note: Divers is now limited to the plural; as, divers ways
(not divers way). Besides plurality it ordinarily
implies variety of kind.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: many and different; "tourist offices of divers
nationalities"; "a person of diverse talents" [syn:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "divers":
assorted, at odds, at variance, contrary, contrasted, contrasting,
departing, deviating, deviative, different, differentiated,
differing, disaccordant, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant,
discrete, discriminated, disjoined, disparate, dissimilar,
dissonant, distinct, distinguished, divergent, diverging, diverse,
diversified, heterogeneous, in disagreement, inaccordant,
incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant, inharmonious,
irreconcilable, manifold, many, many and various, miscellaneous,
motley, multifarious, numerous, of all sorts, poles apart,
poles asunder, separate, separated, several, some, sundry,
unconformable, unequal, unlike, upwards of, variant, varied,
variegated, various, varying, widely apart, worlds apart