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di·vers

 (dī′vərz)
adj.
Various; several; sundry.

[Middle English; see diverse.]

divers

(ˈdaɪvəz)
determiner
archaic or literary
a. various; sundry; some
b. (as pronoun; functioning as plural): divers of them.
[C13: from Old French, from Latin dīversus turned in different directions; see divert]

di•vers

(ˈdaɪ vərz)

adj.
several; various; sundry.
[1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin dīversus diverse]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.divers - many and different; "tourist offices of divers nationalities"; "a person of diverse talents"
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"

divers

adjective
1. Consisting of a number more than two or three but less than many:
Translations

divers

[ˈdaɪvɜːz] ADJ (liter) → diversos, varios

divers

adj attrmehrere, diverse
References in classic literature ?
But instead I felt an insurmountable desire to sleep, which happens to all divers.
But this return to the upper strata was not so sudden as to cause relief from the pressure too rapidly, which might have produced serious disorder in our organisation, and brought on internal lesions, so fatal to divers.
They were accompanied by some Indians, who were skilful divers, and could go down a great way into the depths of the sea.
We won't go back empty-handed," cried an English sailor; and then he spoke to one of the Indian divers.
The Master Gunner readily condescended and divers others.
About this time there arrived in our town one Vicente de la Roca, the son of a poor peasant of the same town, the said Vicente having returned from service as a soldier in Italy and divers other parts.
I commend also standing commissions; as for trade, for treasure, for war, for suits, for some provinces; for where there be divers particular counsels, and but one counsel of estate (as it is in Spain), they are, in effect, no more than standing commissions: save that they have greater authority.
In looking through the scuttle Barbicane saw the specter of the dog, and other divers objects which had been thrown from the projectile, obstinately following them.
Charles Darnay had yesterday pleaded Not Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways, assisted Lewis, the French King, in his wars against our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth; that was to say, by coming and going, between the dominions of our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, and those of the said French Lewis, and wickedly, falsely, traitorously, and otherwise evil-adverbiously, revealing to the said French Lewis what forces our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, had in preparation to send to Canada and North America.
But, as before hinted, for some time there was a continual fetching and carrying on board of divers odds and ends of things, both large and small.
Certainly I knew divers ladies who would make the purchases for me, but first I must explain, and, rather than explain it has ever been my custom to do without.
He seeks after simplicity and its effects as a diver seeks for sunken gold.