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divers Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun someone who works underwater
    frogman; underwater diver; diver.
  2. noun someone who dives (into water)
    plunger; diver.
  3. noun large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes
    loon; diver.
  4. adjective satellite many and different
    • tourist offices of divers nationalities
    • a person of diverse talents

Di"vers adjective
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.
    Divers is now limited to the plural; as, divers ways (not divers way). Besides plurality it ordinarily implies variety of kind.

Webster 1913