AskDefine | Define multifarious

Dictionary Definition

multifarious adj : having many aspects; "a many-sided subject"; "a multifaceted undertaking"; "multifarious interests"; "the multifarious noise of a great city" [syn: many-sided, multifaceted]

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  • a UK /ˈmʌl.tɪˌfeə(ɹ).ɪi.ʌs/ or /ˈmʌl.tɪiˌfeə(ɹ).ɪi.ʌs/


  1. Having multiplicity; having great diversity or variety; of various kinds; diversified; made up of many differing parts; manifold.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 225c.
      It is divided into parts that are too small and multifarious.
  2. Having parts, as leaves, arranged in many vertical rows.


having multiplicity
  • Dutch: veelvoudig, divers
having parts arranged in many vertical rows
  • Dutch: meervoudig

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