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mis·cel·la·ne·ous

 (mĭs′ə-lā′nē-əs)
adj.
1. Consisting of various kinds; varied: a shelf containing miscellaneous objects.
2. Having a variety of characteristics or aspects: a website providing miscellaneous information.

[From Latin miscellāneus, from miscellus, mixed, from miscēre, to mix; see meik- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

mis′cel·la′ne·ous·ly adv.
mis′cel·la′ne·ous·ness n.
Synonyms: miscellaneous, heterogeneous, mixed, varied, assorted
These adjectives mean consisting of a number of different kinds. Miscellaneous implies a varied, often haphazard combination: is selling postcards and miscellaneous novelties. Heterogeneous emphasizes diversity and dissimilarity: a heterogeneous urban population. Mixed suggests a combination of differing but not necessarily conflicting elements: a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music. Varied stresses absence of uniformity: "The assembly was large and varied, containing clergy and laity, men and women" (Nicholas P.S. Wiseman).
Assorted often suggests the purposeful arrangement of different but complementary elements: a pretty arrangement of assorted flowers.

miscellaneous

(ˌmɪsəˈleɪnɪəs)
adj
1. composed of or containing a variety of things; mixed; varied
2. having varied capabilities, sides, etc
[C17: from Latin miscellāneus, from miscellus mixed, from miscēre to mix]
ˌmiscelˈlaneously adv
ˌmiscelˈlaneousness n

mis•cel•la•ne•ous

(ˌmɪs əˈleɪ ni əs)

adj.
1. consisting of members or elements of different kinds; of mixed character.
2. having various qualities, aspects, or subjects: a miscellaneous discussion.
[1630–40; < Latin miscellāneus mixed =miscell(us) mixed + -ān(us) -an1 + -eus -eous]
mis`cel•la′ne•ous•ly, adv.
mis`cel•la′ne•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.miscellaneous - consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds; "an arrangement of assorted spring flowers"; "assorted sizes"; "miscellaneous accessories"; "a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music"; "a motley crew"; "sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards
heterogeneous, heterogenous - consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature; "the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous"
2.miscellaneous - having many aspects; "a many-sided subject"; "a multifaceted undertaking"; "multifarious interests"; "the multifarious noise of a great city"; "a miscellaneous crowd"
varied - characterized by variety; "immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied"

miscellaneous

miscellaneous

adjective
Translations
rozmanitýrůznérůznorodýrůzný
blandetdiverse
sekalainenmonipuolinenmonitahoinen
razni
különfélevegyes mûvek
fjölbreytilegur
雑多な
갖가지 잡다한
įvairenybėsįvairovėmargumasmišrus
dažadidažādsjaukts
rozmanitýrôzne
blandad
เบ็ดเตล็ด
çeşitliçeşitli eşyalartürlü
linh tinh

miscellaneous

[ˌmɪsɪˈleɪnɪəs] ADJ [objects] → variado, de todo tipo; [writings, collection] → variado
a miscellaneous collection of objectsuna variada colección de objetos
categorized or classified as miscellaneouscatalogado or clasificado en concepto de "varios"
miscellaneous expensesgastos mpl diversos

miscellaneous

[ˌmɪsəˈleɪniəs] adj
[items, expenses] → divers(e)
(= various) → divers(e)
[selection, collection, group] → varié(e)

miscellaneous

adjverschieden; poemsvermischt, verschiedenerlei; collection, crowdbunt; miscellaneous expenses/costs/incomesonstige Aufwendungen/Kosten/Erträge; miscellaneous itemsverschiedene Artikel; (= news items)Verschiedenes; a miscellaneous collection of junkbunt gemischtes altes Zeug; “miscellaneous” (on agenda, list) → „Sonstiges“; a miscellaneous sectionVermischtes

miscellaneous

[ˌmɪsəˈleɪnɪəs] adj (items) → vario/a, diverso/a; (collection) → misto/a, eterogeneo/a
miscellaneous expenses → spese fpl varie

miscellaneous

(misəˈleiniəs) adjective
composed of several kinds; mixed. a miscellaneous collection of pictures.
noun
short for miscellaneous items. The last section of the catalogue is entitled `miscellaneous'.
miscellany (miˈseləni) , ((American) ˈmisəleini) plural miscellanies noun
a collection or mixture of things.

miscellaneous

مُتَنَوِعٌ rozmanitý blandet verschieden ποικίλος variado sekalainen divers razni eterogeneo 雑多な 갖가지 잡다한 gemengd diverse rozmaity misto разнообразный blandad เบ็ดเตล็ด çeşitli linh tinh 杂项的
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Her experience and miscellaneous reading were of service now, for they gave her some idea of dramatic effect, and supplied plot, language, and costumes.
Thus Uncle Venner was a miscellaneous old gentleman, partly himself, but, in good measure, somebody else; patched together, too, of different epochs; an epitome of times and fashions.
Cluster all these individuals together, as they sometimes were, with other miscellaneous ones to diversify the group, and, for the time being, it made the Custom-House a stirring scene.
If a stranger were introduced into any miscellaneous metropolitan society, it would but slightly advance the general opinion of his merits, were he presented to the company as a harpooneer, say; and if in emulation of the naval officers he should append the initials S.
Ere entering upon the subject of Fossil Whales, I present my credentials as a geologist, by stating that in my miscellaneous time i have been a stone-mason, and also a great digger of ditches, canals, and wells, wine-vaults, cellars, and cisterns of all sorts.
Not long after this, Jurgis, wearying of the risks and vicissitudes of miscellaneous crime, was moved to give up the career for that of a politician.
Tom went aboard one of the big transient boats that night with his heavy satchel of miscellaneous plunder, and slept the sleep of the unjust, which is serener and sounder than the other kind, as we know by the hanging-eve history of a million rascals.
In the midst of them, the hangman, ever busy and ever worse than useless, was in constant requisition; now, stringing up long rows of miscellaneous criminals; now, hanging a housebreaker on Saturday who had been taken on Tuesday; now, burning people in the hand at Newgate by the dozen, and now burning pamphlets at the door of Westminster Hall; to-day, taking the life of an atrocious murderer, and to-morrow of a wretched pilferer who had robbed a farmer's boy of sixpence.
Sitting in among the wares he dealt in, by a charcoal stove, made of old bricks, was a grey-haired rascal, nearly seventy years of age; who had screened himself from the cold air without, by a frousy curtaining of miscellaneous tatters, hung upon a line; and smoked his pipe in all the luxury of calm retirement.
He was a sort of town traveller for a number of miscellaneous houses, now; but made little or nothing of it, I am afraid.
And in his sable dress, and holding in his hand his white wand of office, this important personage made way through the miscellaneous assemblage of guests, thus conducting Richard and Ivanhoe to the entrance of the tower.
They have preferred to devise methods of their own, and so have created a miscellaneous assortment of systems, good, bad, and indifferent.