What does the word divers mean?

Usage examples for divers

  1. As to his speech, everybody had listened to it with the greatest of attention; and sundry of the ladies, convinced by this time that he was flesh and blood, and no ghost, favored the handsome young knight with divers glances, not at all displeased or unadmiring. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  2. It is not argued that human beings cannot remain voluntarily under water more than seventy seconds, but the feat is so rare that those who accomplish it are not usually pearl- divers. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  3. After their arrival at the place of sacrifice, a day or two at least, would be requisite for divers preparations, before entering upon the celebration of the festival, besides some time at the close of it, in preparations for their return. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society