Definition of divers in English:


Line breaks: di¦vers
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪvəz


archaic or literary
Of varying types; several: in divers places
More example sentences
  • For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
  • Shakespeare mocks such ethical conundrums in divers ways.
  • Then you take them home and by divers evil arts turn them into lamp bases, photo frames and, oh, irony - bookends.


Middle English: via Old French from Latin diversus 'diverse', from divertere 'turn in separate ways' (see divert).

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