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Divers vs Diverse - What's the difference?

divers | diverse | Alternative forms |

Diverse is a alternative form of divers.

As adjectives the difference between divers and diverse

is that divers is obsolete spelling of lang=en, in the sense of various or assorted while diverse is consisting of many different elements; various.

As a noun divers

is plural of lang=en.

As an adverb diverse is

in different directions; diversely.



Etymology 1

See (diver)


  • Etymology 2

    See (diverse)


    (en adjective)
  • , in the sense of various or assorted.
  • * {{quote-book, year= 1551
  • , year_published= 1888 , author= , by= , title= A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles: Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society. , url= http://books.google.com/books?id=JmpXAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA217 , original= , chapter= , section= Part 1 , isbn= , edition= , publisher= Clarendon Press , location= Oxford , editor= , volume= 1 , page= 217 , passage= Also the rule of false position, with dyuers examples not onely vulgar, but some appertaynyng to the rule of Algeber. }}
  • * :
  • And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
  • * 1919 , , (My Man Jeeves) :
  • Shortly after this I had to go out of town. Divers sound sportsmen had invited me to pay visits to their country places, and it wasn't for several months that I settled down in the city again.


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    Alternative forms

    * divers (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • Consisting of many different elements; various.
  • Different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate.
  • * J. Edwards
  • The word is used in a sense very diverse from its original import.
  • * R. Browning
  • Our roads are diverse : farewell, love! said she.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.}}
  • Capable of various forms; multiform.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • Eloquence is a great and diverse thing.


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    (en adverb)
  • In different directions; diversely.
  • Anagrams

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