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Meaning of DIVERS

Pronunciation:  'dIvurz

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di"vers\, a. [F. divers, L. diversus turned in different
directions, different, p. p. of divertere. See {Divert}, and
cf. {Diverse}.]
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.
                                               --Deut. xxii.
                                               9.

2. Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great
   number; as, divers philosophers. Also used substantively
   or pronominally.

         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.

 
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