Noun Variety Definition and Examples







The quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity or monotony.
  1. 'The craving for variety rather than for quality is one of the chief causes of England's being Europe's gastronomic sump.'
  2. 'Customers are getting snobbier about their teas and are demanding better quality and wider variety.'
  3. 'Waterford City has become noted in recent years for the quality and variety of its new and renewed streetscapes.'
  4. 'However, what the restaurant lacks in variety it more than makes up for in quality.'
  5. 'A regular festival-goer, he still rates Glastonbury as the best UK festival for both variety and quality of food.'
  6. 'In Spain, there is now a robust supply of both Moroccan hashish and homegrown marijuana of increasing variety and quality.'
  7. 'The diet has improved in quality and variety, with modern supermarkets offering imported foods.'
  8. 'Many attendees said they appreciated the quality and variety of exhibitors, lectures and seminars.'
  9. 'Concentration of media power in too few hands not only can lead to higher prices for consumers but can hurt variety and quality of programming.'
  10. 'Visitors said they wanted greater variety and better quality at a reasonable price.'
  11. 'the centre offers a variety of leisure activities'
  12. 'The popular beauty spot is home to a variety of wildlife including birds and types of bats.'
  13. 'Human behavior is especially difficult to study because it can be influenced by a wide variety of factors.'
  14. 'We were hoping to open much sooner, but for a variety of reasons the opening has been delayed.'
  15. 'I now have to buy all my food from Tesco, when I'd rather choose from a variety of shops.'
  16. 'The money raised from the carnival will be distributed to a variety of local good causes.'
  17. 'The panelists generally favored sites that offered the greatest variety of products.'
  18. 'She is a good teacher and varies the exercises we do so I have a variety of different things to tackle.'
  19. 'Stallholders offered a variety of goods and a range of arts and crafts were on display.'
  20. 'Most of us end up with a number of pensions accumulated over the years from a variety of employers.'
  21. 'However he has had a variety of different roles with a range of responsibilities.'
  22. 'Today a wide range of fresh varieties such as plum, cherry and vine tomatoes are readily available.'
  23. 'As a cheaper alternative, the following wines are made by Burgundian winemakers using the traditional grape varieties already featured.'
  24. 'Through it, thousands of Americans were introduced to dance, albeit of the music hall variety.'
  25. 'The general results indicated native varieties were superior to the foreign ones.'
  26. 'Municipal bonds come in two varieties: general obligation bonds and revenue bonds.'
  27. 'Our waitress came round with good fresh bread, three or four varieties, then two fresh shell on prawns each to nibble on.'
  28. 'Many people buy soup instead, now that supermarkets stock a wider and more adventurous range of fresh and canned varieties.'
  29. 'The apples must be of a variety approved by the appellation, freshly picked (which means no concentrates) and actually grown in the Pays d' Auge region.'
  30. 'One of the world's oldest plants and a magnificent twisted tree are among nine varieties of exotic new plants at Sheffield's Winter Garden.'
  31. 'Merlot is Bordeaux's most planted black grape variety, and has been enjoying unaccustomed popularity elsewhere.'
  32. as modifier 'a variety show'
  33. 'The variety concert will include a host of artists and school brass bands.'
  34. 'Of course, as a result of this I ended up singing on television variety shows along with Dinah Shore, Perry Como, Pat Boone, even Ethel Merman!'
  35. 'The forties and fifties found her stealing the limelight in a series of successful West End revues in addition to entertaining the forces, appearing in variety and cabaret performances.'
  36. 'During the 1950s, I danced regularly on television variety shows.'
  37. 'Tony Charmoli, a pioneer and innovator during the days of variety television, received a Career Achievement Award.'
  38. 'They sing, they dance, they act in major variety shows and dramas and other TV specials as extras and sometimes as part of the main cast.'
  39. 'Stagecoach will mount a Christmas show of music, variety, poetry and comedy in Trinity Methodist Church in the week before Christmas.'
  40. 'With a London debut in 1891, he quickly established a successful career in music-hall, variety, pantomime, revue, operetta, and musical comedy.'
  41. 'A standard radio studio of that era could be a very intimidating place, and a theatre would create a much better atmosphere for radio comedy, variety shows or quizzes.'
  42. 'But fashions changed and variety entertainment dwindled in popularity.'
A taxonomic category that ranks below subspecies (where present) or species, its members differing from others of the same subspecies or species in minor but permanent or heritable characteristics. Varieties are more often recognized in botany, in which they are designated in the style "Apium graveolens var. dulce".
  1. 'Taxa recognized within this genus include sections, species, and varieties.'
  2. 'Viola is represented by 25 species, two additional subspecies, and five varieties.'
  3. 'Cultivated varieties generally differ greatly from wild genotypes of the same closely related species.'
  4. 'Cultivars, or varieties bred from the vine, account for nearly all of the wine produced today.'
  5. 'Concerns about pesticide use have led breeders to develop broccoli varieties with natural resistance to downy mildew.'
((n.) The quality or state of being various; intermixture or succession of different things; diversity; multifariousness.|--|(n.) That which is various.|--|(n.) A number or collection of different things; a varied assortment; as, a variety of cottons and silks.|--|(n.) 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.|--|(n.) An individual, or group of individuals, of a species differing from the rest in some one or more of the characteristics typical of the species, and capable either of perpetuating itself for a period, or of being perpetuated by artificial means; hence, a subdivision, or peculiar form, of a species.|--|(n.) 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.|--|)

noun, plural varieties.

1. the state of being varied or diversified: to give variety to a diet.

2. difference; discrepancy.

3. a number of different types of things, especially ones in the same general category: a large variety of fruits.

4. a kind or sort.

5. a different form, condition, or phase of something: varieties of pastry; a variety of economic reforms.

6. a category within a species, based on some hereditary difference.

7. a type of animal or plant produced by artificial selection.

8. Philately. a stamp differing from others of the same issue through an accident other than an error of an artist or printer.Compare error (def 8), freak1 (def 5).

9. Also called variety show. entertainment of mixed character, consisting of a number of individual performances or acts, as of singing, dancing, or skits.Compare vaudeville (def 1). adjective 10. of, relating to, or characteristic of a variety: a variety performer.


"There can be variety polls."
"There can be variety performances."
"There can be variety stores."
"There can be variety clubs."
"There can be variety maizes."
"There can be variety theatres."
"There can be variety rices."
"There can be variety chains."
"There can be variety newspapers."
"There can be variety multiples."
"There can be variety whiles."
"There can be variety meats."
"There can be variety artists."
"There can be variety series."
"There can be variety programmes."
"There can be variety tents."
"There can be variety surveys."
"There can be variety reviewers."
"There can be variety pixies."
"There can be variety gossips."
"varieties can suffer setbacks on markets."
"varieties can remind markets for businesses."
"varieties can remain things in bands."
"varieties can raise yields by percents."
"varieties can preserve unpredictabilities in types."
"varieties can obtain crops with yields."
"varieties can make things to beginners."
"varieties can leave behind relatives in places."
"varieties can join elitists on slopes."
"varieties can help people over firsts."
"varieties can help people in hospitals."
"varieties can extend losses on dates."
"varieties can extend losses by agencies."
"varieties can extend financings to organizations."
"varieties can criticise films as adaptations."
"varieties can be rupees per people/places/organizations."
"varieties can assist users in things."
"varieties can yield proportions at people/places/organizations."
"varieties can view wills on revisions."
"varieties can use pesticides in response to problems."

Late 15th century: from French variété or Latin varietas, from varius (see various).

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