, L. diversus
turned in different directions, different, p. p. of divertere
. See Divert
, and cf. Diverse
- Different in kind or species; diverse. Obs.
Every sect of them hath a divers posture.
Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds.
Deut. xxii. 9.
- Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great number; as, divers philosophers. Also used substantively or pronominally.
Divers of Antonio's creditors.
✍ Divers is now limited to the plural; as, divers ways (not divers way). Besides plurality it ordinarily implies variety of kind.