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divers

[ dahy-verz ]
/ ˈdaɪ vərz /
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adjective

several; various; sundry: divers articles.

pronoun

(used with a plural verb) an indefinite number more than one: He chose divers of them, who were asked to accompany him.

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Origin of divers

1200–50; Middle English <Anglo-French, Old French <Latin dīversusdiverse

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH divers

divers , diverse
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British Dictionary definitions for divers

divers
/ (ˈdaɪvəz) /

determiner

archaic, or literary
  1. various; sundry; some
  2. (as pronoun; functioning as plural)divers of them

Word Origin for divers

C13: from Old French, from Latin dīversus turned in different directions; see divert
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