- consisting of members or elements of different kinds; of mixed character: a book of miscellaneous essays on American history.
- having various qualities, aspects, or subjects: a miscellaneous discussion.
Origin of miscellaneous
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Examples from the Web for miscellaneous
Some say “miscellaneous China 2003” and others “miscellaneous conferences.”Amy Tan: How I Write
December 11, 2013
The park was also filled with its usual assortment of tourists, street preachers and miscellaneous weirdos.D.C. Protesters Battle Over Obama’s Syria Response
August 31, 2013
The two walked in together with a gaggle of security and miscellaneous entourage.Staking Out Kissinger’s 90th-Birthday Party
June 4, 2013
Above these were eight levels of Food, Clothing and Miscellaneous industries.City of Endless Night
But these miscellaneous and figurative forces are not what we are considering.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
Keep the room clean and free of miscellaneous tools and rubbish.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
They are uncouth figures, with vague legends and miscellaneous attributes.History of Religion
Oh man, man, what an eye for miscellaneous beauty is that with which your sex is gifted!Shoulder-Straps
- composed of or containing a variety of things; mixed; varied
- having varied capabilities, sides, etc
Word Origin and History for miscellaneous
1630s, from Latin miscellaneus "mixed, miscellaneous," from miscellus "mixed," from miscere "to mix" (see mix (v.)). Related: Miscellaneously.