Meaning of MULTIFARIOUS in English


|məltə|fa(a)rēəs, -fer-, -fār- adjective

Etymology: Latin multifarius, from multifariam on many sides, in many places, from multi- + -fariam (as in bifariam in two ways) — more at bifarious

1. : having multiplicity : having great diversity or variety : of various kinds

the multifarious activities of a farm — Kenneth Roberts

multifarious noise of a great city — A.L.Kroeber

2. of a pleading in law : improperly uniting distinct and independent matters and thereby confounding them whether against one or several defendants

• mul·ti·far·i·ous·ly adverb

• mul·ti·far·ious·ness noun -es

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.