Definitions of variety

  1. a difference that is usually pleasant; " he goes to France for variety"; " it is a refreshing change to meet a woman mechanic"
  2. noticeable heterogeneity; " a diversity of possibilities"; " the range and variety of his work is amazing"
  3. a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
  4. ( biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differe from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics; " varieties are frequently recognized in botany"
  5. Such entertainment as in given in variety shows; the production of, or performance in, variety shows.
  6. The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness.
  7. That which is various.
  8. A number or collection of different things; a varied assortment; as, a variety of cottons and silks.
  9. Something varying or differing from others of the same general kind; one of a number of things that are akin; a sort; as, varieties of wood, land, rocks, etc.
  10. In inorganic nature, one of those forms in which a species may occur, which differ in minor characteristics of structure, color, purity of composition, etc.
  11. A collection of unlike objects; an individual differing in some details from others of the same general class or kind; a sort; in biology, the group of next lower rank than a species; lack of sameness.
  12. The quality of being various: difference: a collection of different things: one of a number of things nearly allied to each other: one or more individuals of a species, which, owing to accidental causes, differ from the normal form in minor points.
  13. Difference; diversity; number of different things; division less marked than a species; object differing from others of its kind.
  14. The state of being varied; diversity.
  15. A collection of diverse things; a subdivision of a species.
  16. A difference; dissimilitude; diversity; many and different kinds; a group subordinate to a species, differing from the rest of the species in certain features, due to particular causes, but less permanent than the specific; a different sort.
  17. See under vary.
  18. An intermixture of things different in form or quality; many and different kinds; a succession of different things; in nat. hist., a subordinate division of a species, distinguished by some accidental or unimportant differences; a different sort.
  19. Varietal.