- of a different kind, form, character, etc.; unlike: a wide range of diverse opinions.
- of various kinds or forms; multiform.
- including representatives from more than one social, cultural, or economic group, especially members of ethnic or religious minority groups: a diverse student body.
- having variety; assorted
- distinct in kind
c.1300, spelling variant of divers (q.v.), perhaps by analogy with converse, traverse, etc. In some cases directly from Latin diversus, and since c.1700 restricted to the meaning “different in character or quality.” Related: Diversely.