Di"vers (?), a. [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.

 

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